Canine Unit

K9 VehicleThe Broomfield Police Department's K-9 Unit was started in September 2000. The K-9 Unit is a specialized unit that is assigned to the Patrol Division. The Unit is currently overseen by Sergeant Todd Dahlbach.

Each K-9 handler is assigned a K-9 partner that lives and works with them full-time. All of the K-9 teams have been trained and certified in narcotics detection, tracking, and criminal apprehension, which includes area and building searches for suspects and/or property. Along with patrol duties, K-9 teams participate in many community programs.

Currently, the Department has three K-9 teams, including Officer/Handler Jason Collins, who is also assigned as the Department's K-9 trainer, and his dog, Rens; Officer/Handler Adrian Peech and his dog, Rexo; and Officer/Handler Danielle Faczak and her dog, Orion.

The K-9 Unit also has three K-9 decoy officers. Decoys are specially trained and certified officers that assist the K-9 Unit. These officers attend training with the K-9 Unit regularly and have specific knowledge on working K-9 behaviors, how to set tracks, place narcotic "hides", and taking bites safely. Our current decoy officers are Master Police Officer Jarrod Lang, Master Police Officer Justin Marshall, and Officer Laurel Kearsley.

Officer Jason Collins and K-9 Rens



Officer Collins began his career with the Broomfield Police Department in 2000. He is currently assigned to the Patrol division as a K-9 handler, and has bee working with the K-9 Unit for 16 years, beginning his K-9 career in 2004. Officer Collins is also assigned as the Department's trainer for the K-9 Unit and spends a lot of time working with all of the handlers and K-9s as well as K-9 teams from surrounding areas.

Officer Collins has been working with K-9 Rens since 2019. K-9 Rens is a purebred Belgian Malinois from a worldwide recognized breeder in Indiana. K-9 Rens is almost two years old and weighs about 60 lbs.

Officer Collins' first K-9 partner was Nik (pronounced neek). K-9 Nik was a purebred German Shepherd that was born in Germany and retired in November 2010 after a very successful K-9 career. Officer Collins retired K-9 Franz in 2018 after a successful career as well.  Franz currently still lives with Officer Collins and his family.

Officer Peech and K-9 Rakker

Officer Adrian Peech and K-9 Rexo



Officer Adrian Peech was born and raised in Zimbabwe. He completed his A-levels (high school) in Zimbabwe and moved to the U.S. where he attended the University of Texas and the Police Academy in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

Officer Peech began his law enforcement career with the Broomfield Police Department in May 2004. He is currently assigned to the Patrol Division as a K-9 handler.

Officer Peech and K-9 Rexo have been working together for about two years. K-9 Rexo is a purebred German Shepherd imported from the Czech Republic. K-9 Rexo is three years old and weighs about 80 lbs.

Prior to K-9 Rexo, Officer Peech worked with K-9 Xan and K-9 Rakker who were both medically retired and continue to live with Officer Peech at his home.

Officer Danielle Faczak and K-9 Orion



Officer Danielle Faczak began her law enforcement career with the Broomfield Police Department in August 2006. She and K-9 Orion have been working together for about a year. K-9 Orion is a purebred Belgian Malinois from a worldwide recognized breeder in Indiana. K-9 Orion is almost two years old and weighs 60 lbs.

Prior to K-9 Orion, Officer Faczak worked with K-9 Gipsy who was retired from the Broomfield Police Department in 2012 and K-0 Henk who retired in 2019 after a very successful seven-year career.