In 2003 the Waverly Police Department felt the need to add a K-9 Unit to the department and took the request to the community. The City of Waverly’s residents and businesses rallied to raise about $42,000 that enabled the K-9 addition to take place in 2004.
Cindy was the first K-9 to become part of the Waverly Police Department. Officer Cindy came from Northern Michigan K-9 which is located in Clare, Michigan. Officer Cindy originated from Holland and received commands in Dutch. Officer Cindy was a dual purpose dog and was trained to detect narcotics (marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and meth), track people, protection, and article searches.
Officer Cindy was a valuable asset to the Waverly Police Department and the citizen’s of Waverly. A few of her accomplishments include being named Rookie of the Year at the United States Police Canine Association (U.S.P.C.A.) certification/competition; a seizure of a quarter pound of marijuana from one of our local hotels; a seizure of a quarter pound of marijuana from a vehicle; and a seizure of two pistols from a vehicle. Not to mention the countless number of demonstrations to service organizations, schools, and churches.
With Officer Cindy’s age and health concerns increasing it became time to begin looking at allowing her to retire. In 2010 the Waverly Police Department took the request to the City of Waverly’s residents and businesses for the replacement of Officer Cindy. With the support of the community and grant dollars the replacement was able to occur in the fall of 2010. Officer Cindy retired and was adopted by a Waverly resident. Officer Cindy passed away on 7 February 2012.
In 2010 Officer Bond became the second K-9 member of the Waverly Police Department. Officer Bond also came to us from Northern Michigan K-9 (Clare, Michigan). Officer Bond originated from Hungary and receives commands in Hungarian. Officer Bond is a dual purpose dog and is trained to detect narcotics (marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and meth), track people, protection, and article searches.