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I started my career in law enforcement in 2012 with the Mendota Police Department. After approximately 3 years with the Police Department, I lateraled to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

As my career started with the Sheriff's Department, I was fortunate to have a K9 Handler as one of my Field Training Officers. After working side by side with the K9 Handler and his canine partner, I knew this was the speciality unit I wanted to be a part of.

In March of 2016, I joined the K9 Unit as a Decoy/Agitator. I worked very closely with the K9 handlers and their canines until February 2019 I was selected as the newest K9 Handler. A short time later I met my new partner, K9 Renzo. 

K9 Renzo is a Dutch Shepherd and was born in Holland in 2017. He is a very social and hard working dog and I am happy he is my partner.