MSA Star Kalkaska Sheriff Office
K-9 Unit


Deputies Schaub and Roslan

Deputy: Kevin Schaub and K-9 Deputy: Roslan

Sheriff David Israel of the Kalkaska County Sheriff's Office is proud to announce the addition of a Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit. As of 2009,the Kalkaska Sheriff's Office was without the assistance of a K-9 unit. This Office recognized that conducting an effective investigation of criminal offenses often requires the use of specialized tools and techniques. Because of a K-9's superior sense of smell and hearing, this new K-9 Unit will be an invaluable tool in assisting with daily patrol activities and also with specialized investigations being conducted in and around Kalkaska County. Through the assistance of a Federal Narcotics Enforcement Grant and local donations,the Sheriff's Office was able to start a K-9 Unit. The K-9 Unit currently consists of one K-9 Team. The Kalkaska Sheriff's Office then conducted an extensive investigation of Kennels located in Michigan and selected Mid-Michigan Kennels located in Eaton Rapids Michigan for both the purchase of the K-9 Dog and training of the K-9 Team.

K-9 Deputy Roslan (pronounced Rus-lan), is a male German Shepherd who was born in Poland on 02-18-2008 and Imported to the United States in late June 2009. K-9 Deputy Roslan was then selected by members of the Sheriff's Office and paired together with his Handler Deputy Kevin Schaub on September 15th 2009. The K-9 Team started the 200 hour Basic K-9 Handler's course at Mid-Michigan Kennels on September 28th. They graduated on October 29th after obtaining their certification as a Dual Purpose Patrol and Narcotics Detection K-9 Team. During this time the K-9 Team also became members of the International Police Working Dog Association (IPWDA) and received their IPWDA certifications in both Narcotics Detection and Tracking. The K-9 Team's certifications will be maintained with yearly re-certification and testing. This will be achieved and performance standards will be exceeded with extensive monthly in service training.

The Team began patrolling Kalkaska County together the following day on October 30th 2009. This K-9 Unit is now on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year to serve the citizens and visitors of Kalkaska County.

The Sheriff's Office K-9 Team is trained in and is currently assigned to specialized investigations in the following areas:
*Tracking (for missing persons, lost children and criminal suspects)
*Open Area Searches (for missing persons, lost children and criminal suspects)
*Narcotics Detection (in vehicles, open areas, buildings and packages)
*Suspect Apprehension
*Handler Protection
*Article Searches for Evidence
*Building Searches (criminal suspects)
*The Sheriff's Office K-9 Team is also available for both School and public demonstrations by request.

Deputy Schaub and Roslan in the March/April 2011 issue of K-9 Cop Magazine.

Magazine Photo

The team at the K-9 Demo in Wexford County on March 26th, 2011.

Wexford Demo Photo

NOTE: For more information or to request a demonstration please contact Deputy Kevin Schaub by e-mail or contact the Sheriff's Administrative Offices Monday-Friday between 8am-4pm at (231)258-8686 ext: 403

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