SCPD is also announcing the retirement of Police K-9 “Lobo” from its ranks.
Lobo is a black and tan German Shepherd, and is trained in patrol work, tracking, and narcotic detection.
After 5 years of service, and over 250 arrests to his credit, Lobo will be ending his service for City of Santa Cruz and its citizens.
Lobo leaves behind a legacy that includes: numerous drug seizures, and criminal apprehensions.
SCPD service dogs are partnered with a human handler to form a K-9 unit. Officer Rodriguez has been Lobo’s handler and full time caretaker since the beginning of his career at SCPD. Lobo will retire to Officer Rodriguez’s home, and live out his days enjoying his family there.