K-9 Program



Name: Hogyn (meaning: "Young" in Gaelic/Irish)

K-9 Handler: Officer Danielle Baron

Date of Birth: 10/23/2014

Born in: Czech Republic

Sex: Male

Weight: 83 lbs. 

Color: Sable, German Shepherd Dog

Certifications: Narcotics (specifically: Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Crack, Cocaine, Heroin); Tracking, Area/Article Searches, Building Searches

K-9 Equipment:
Ballistic Vest, tracking harness, apprehension collar, drug/article collar, demonstration vest, leashes

Favorite Toys/Treats: Any type of ball (jolly ball in particular!), deer antlers, "Reward" tug toy, chicken jerky

Tricks: Hogyn learned to open car doors with just his nose!



Hogyn was sworn in to the Buffalo Grove Police Department on June 20, 2016 after successfully completing an eight-week K-9 Basic Training Academy. Training includes: obedience, narcotics detection, searching, fitness training and more. 

Officer Baron cares for Hogyn on a full time basis. Officer Baron ensures Hogyn is healthy by taking him to the vet regularly, exercising him (Hogyn can run on a treadmill, just like you!), feeding, bathing, and playing with him. The two are inseparable, which makes for a great working partnership. Officer Baron describes Hogyn as extremely hard working, funny and very sweet. 

If you see these two, make sure to say hi, and maybe even get a picture!
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