The Williams Police Department Canine Program
The Williams Police Canine Program has been in existence since 2007. The Williams Police Department realized the need for a Police K-9, when a woman was run down by a person driving a stolen vehicle. A manhunt ensued however the suspect was lost without a K-9 handler to track the suspect’s scent.
Since then, the Williams Police K-9 program has been financially supported and operated exclusively through generous public donations and fundraising efforts by the Canine Association.
Since our inception, the Williams Police Officers’ Canine Association has purchased three K-9s, but two of those have since retired and are out of service. We currently have one police K-9, “Jaaco” in service. Jaaco and his handler, Police Officer Jennifer Parker, have been a team since April of 2016. Jaaco is P.O.S.T. certified to detect drugs and to provide general patrol services which includes searching for persons. Officer Parker and Jaaco routinely provide services for drug detection searches within the schools throughout Colusa County.
In the short time Officer Parker and Jaaco have been on patrol together, they have seized over 40 pounds of illegal drugs, including but not limited to marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine. In addition to the seizure of illegal drugs, Officer Parker and Jaaco have seized approximately $50,000 in cash from illegal drug sales. However none of this money comes back to the Canine Association. Our K-9 team is available to any agency within our County, and beyond, when requested.
With continued donations from the public and fundraising efforts, we will continue to enhance the program, in hopes of creating a drug free environment, where the community and children can prosper in a drug-free and violence-free environment.
If you would like to donate to the Canine program, please see the attached donation form. Please call (530) 473-2661 if you have questions.