December 13, 2016

Lobo Day! Tuesday Dec. 13th Official Proclamation

Today Mayor Mathews proclaimed December 13th as "Lobo Day". SCPD Officer Saul Rodriguez and his K-9 Lobo received the proclamation in honor for their years of service to the City of Santa Cruz as our K-9 team.
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. 
Lobo is thankful for the relationships he has made with many of the community members who have attended one of his many public demonstrations.