City of Sacramento Police Department

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For Immediate Release No. 20090617-128
Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Police Recognized as Being Top Dog in Sacramento

The Sacramento Police Department was recognized as having the top police dog in the region based on an online contest.  Officer Randy Van Dusen and K-9 partner Buck won the contest, beating out seven other police K-9's in the region. 

The contest was created by Dr. Donna Schwontkowski, a retired Chiropractor, after she attended a K-9 competition and thought the community should be more aware of the talented dogs that are a part of law enforcement's K-9 units.  Schwontkowski put together a web site and received sponsorships to support the contest.  Schwontkowski received over 3000 voters who watched individual videos on each K-9 at  The results of that contest placed K-9 Buck as the top dog. 

The Sacramento Police Department would like to thank Dr. Donna Schwontkowski for her efforts in recognizing the fine work that K-9's do for Law Enforcement and the community.

Officer Van Dusen and K9 Buck

Officer Van Dusen and K9 Buck

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