The Lee's Summit Police Department currently has two K-9 teams. Both teams are dedicated to providing a specialized police presence in our community. Usually working late evenings and early mornings, these two teams conduct human tracking, open area searches, building searches, article searches, drug detection and officer protection.
Meet K-9 Roy, he is handled by Officer Scott McMilian. The department's eighth K-9 Team, Roy and Officer McMilian trained and certified in 2022. Roy is a Dutch Shepard who was born in Hungary.
Meet K-9 Odin, he is handled by Officer Josh Mousaw. The department’s ninth K-9 team, Odin and Officer Mousaw trained together for approximately six weeks in order to receive their certification in May of 2023. Certifications are renewed annually, contingent on the team successfully completing specific designated tasks. Odin, a Belgian Malinois and Shepard mix was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 2023 and is expected to be in service for approximately five to ten years. Officer Mousaw has been with the department since 2018.
K-9s are trained to recognize commands in German and English. When off duty they live with their handlers, where they are considered part of the family.
Contact Master Police Officer Scott McMillian to get more information about the K-9 Program or to schedule a group demonstration