The University of Iowa

Two K9 officers join UI Department of Public Safety

 

The University of Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added two new K9 officers to its team. They will help enhance safety at an increasing number of special events on campus and aid in the department’s community policing efforts.

K9 Hogan, a German Shorthaired Pointer, and his handler Officer Nate Monter were matched earlier this summer and recently completed their training at F.M. Kennels in Berrien, Mich. Officer Monter joined DPS in 2015 and also serves as the department’s community policing liaison to the Hope Lodge.

K9 Brad, a German Shepherd, and his handler Officer Jerrad Mohling were also matched earlier this summer and recently completed their training at Shallow Creek Kennels in Sharpsville, Penn. Officer Mohling joined DPS in 2016, and serves as a community policing liaison to the residence halls in addition to his K9 handler duties.

The handlers and their new partners will join K9 Jago and his handler Officer Jess Bernhard in the department’s K9 program. Bernhard has served the department as a K9 handler since January 2015.

DPS has had a K9 program for more than 10 years.

Contact:

Hayley Bruce, PIO

UI Department of Public Safety

319-384-0072

Officer Monter and K9 Hogan pose for a photo outside the Old Capitol.

Officer Mohling and K9 Brad pose in front of the Old Capitol.

Photography: (Justin Torner/University of Iowa)