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, and it is currently overseen by Sergeant Kurt Wederquist.

Each handler is assigned a K-9 partner that lives and works with them full-time. The canines are imported from Europe. 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, Franz; Officer/Handler Adrian Peech and his dog, Rakker; and Officer/Handler Danielle Faczak and her dog, Henk.

Officer Collins with K-9 Franz

Officer Jason Collins and K-9 Franz

Officer Collins began his career with the Broomfield Police Department in 2000. He has been working with the K-9 Unit for over 12 years, beginning his K-9 career in 2004. As the Department's K-9 trainer, Officer Collins spends a lot of time working with all of Broomfield's handlers and K-9s as well as K-9 teams from the surrounding areas.

Officer Collins has been working with Franz for about four years. K-9 Franz is a Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd mix imported from Germany. K-9 Franz is 7-1/2 years old and weighs about 75 lbs.

Officer Collins' first K-9 partner was Nik (pronounced neek). Nik was a purebred German Shepherd that was born in Germany and retired in November 2010 after a very successful career.

Officer Peech and K-9 RakkerOfficer Adrian Peech and K-9 Rakker

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 and K-9 Rakker have been working together for about two years. K-9 Rakker is a purebred Belgian Malinois imported from Holland. K-9 Rakker is 3-1/2 years old and weighs about 60 lbs.

Prior to K-9 Rakker, Officer Peech worked with K-9 Xan who was medically retired in 2014.

Officer Danielle Faczak and K-9 Henk

Officer Faczak and K-9 HenkOfficer Danielle Faczak began her law enforcement career with the Broomfield Police Department in August 2006. She and K-9 Henk have been working together for about 3-1/2 years. K-9 Henk is a purebred Dutch Shepherd imported from Holland. K-9 Henk is 5-1/2 years old and weighs 85 lbs.

Previous to K-9- Henk, Officer Faczak worked with K-9 Gipsy who was retired from the Broomfield Police Department in 2012.