K-9 Division:
The Bethel Park Police Department wants to announce that "Lord" has been retired.  Lord will be living with his handler, Officer Frank Marks and his family as he transitions from a working dog to a pet.  At the present time, the Bethel Park Police Department does not have a canine team, but we have access to other Department's canine units.  The canine program will be reevaluated in the future.  We want to take this opportunity to thank Officer Marks for his commitment,  dedication and professionalism to the canine unit for the Bethel Park Police Department.  We also want to wish "Lord" a long and happy retirement.

  
         Lord                             

                                                  

                                                               History of the Bethel Park Canine Unit
                                    

Bethel Park has a long K-9 Officer history. German dogs were trained in Germany, and donated dogs trained with Pittsburgh Police K-9 Division. Dogs were insured by Lords of London. At one time, there were six (6) K-9 teams working at the same time. Two (2) dogs in the same car; two (2) dogs per shift. This was the time period that Bethel Park High School would graduate 1,000 students or more a year. This was also the late 1960's to late 1970's when drugs became a serious problem.

The following is a list of former K-9 Officers and their Bethel Park Policeman Partners.

K-9 Dog Bingo
Partner was Patrolman Ronald Evans
Bingo was a German Shepherd from Germany
In Service from 1969 to 1975

K-9 Dog Iran
Partner was Thomas Zader
Iran was a German Shepherd from Germany
In Service from 1972 to 1979

K-9 Dog Sitoo
Partner was Anthony Poye
Sitoo was a German Shepherd from Germany
In Service in 1972

K-9 Dog Tolf
Partner was Anthony Poye
Tolf was a German Shepherd from Germany
In Service from 1972 to 1978

K-9 Dog Thor
Partner was Robert Clunan
Thor was a German Shepherd from Germany
In Service in 1973

K-9 Dog King
Partner was Robert Clunan
King was a German Shepherd-American Breed
In Service from 1973 to 1979

K-9 Dog Duke
Partner was Charles Bonczek
Duke was a Belgium Shepherd-American Breed
In Service from 1973 to 1980

K-9 Dog Duke
Partner was Eugene Joseph
Duke was a German Shepherd - American Breed
In Service from 1975 to 1979

K-9 Dog Cong

Partner was Clarence "Skip" Hornak
Kong was a Shepard-Mix Breed
In Service from 1981 to 1989

K-9 Dog Unto

Partner was Frank Marks
Unto was a German Shepard-Czech Republic
In Service from 2000-2005

K-9 Dog Tyce

Partner was Frank Marks
Tyce was a Belgian Malinios-Holland
In Service from 2005-2005

K-9 Dog Lord

Partner was Frank Marks
Lord is a German Shepard-Hungary
In Service from 2005-2011

        CONG                   LORD                 UNTO                                  TYCE