Officer Reeves and K9 Brody
The mission and purpose of the Selah Police Department’s Narcotic K-9 Detection team is to locate controlled substances and items commonly used to transport, manufacture and distribute narcotics in Selah and throughout the Yakima Valley. Because of Brody’s sense of smell being hundreds of times more sensitive than a person's, K-9 Brody and Officer Reeves assist Officers and Detectives in the execution of narcotic search warrants.
Officer Reeves and Brody are required to train on a regular basis to maintain their certification and efficiency in searching vehicles, buildings and outdoor areas. K-9 Brody is trained to alert in a passive manner. Brody alerts to the scent of narcotics by getting his nose as close to the source of the odor as possible. Brody will sit down to alert his partner. Officer Reeves then rewards Brody with his favorite “Kong” chew toy for each positive alert. Brody by nature is simply a ball happy hound. This natural trait is what makes narcotic detection K-9 teams successful.
Below is a poem that strikes to the very heart of every K-9 team. On behalf of the Staff and Officers of the Selah Police Department, stay safe and keep the faith.
K-9 Rusty Narcotics Detection Dog
K-9 Rusty went into service on August 2, 2002. After four years of service to the Selah community and the department, Rusty at 12 years of age, was officially retired on July 27, 2006. Rusty is enjoying his retirement at home with the Reeves family.
Master Patrol Officer Bret Reeves & K9 Partner Brody
K9 Brody went into service on July 2006 after graduating from the Washington State Patrol K9 Academy. Selah’s K9 team has conducted seven (7) searches resulting in two felony arrests and has logged over fifteen (15) finds of narcotics in vehicles. The United States Army (YTC), Union Gap Police Department and the Yakima Police Department have requested our K9 teams assistance. K9 Brody and all associated K9 training and equipment was made possible and funded with monies from the 3/10ths tax initiative.
“GUARDIANS OF THE NIGHT”
Trust in me my friend for I am your comrade.
I will protect you with my last breath
When all others have left you
And the loneliness of the night closes in,
I will be at your side.
Together we will conquer all obstacles,
And search out those who might wish harm to others.
All I ask of you is compassion,
The caring touch of your hands.
It is for you that I will unselfishly give my life and
Spend my nights unrested.
Although our days together
Maybe marked by the passing of the seasons.
Know that each day at your side is my reward.
My days are measured by
The coming and going of your footsteps.
I anticipate them at every opening of the door.
You are the voice of caring when I am ill.
The voice of authority when I’ve done wrong.
Do not chastise me unduly
For I am your right arm,
The sword at your side.
I attempt to do only what you bid for me.
I seek only to please you and remain in your favor.
Together you and I shall experience
A bond only others like us will understand
When outsiders see us together
Their envy will be measured by their disdain.
I will quietly listen to you
And pass no judgment,
Nor will your spoken words be repeated
I will remain ever silent, ever vigilant, ever loyal.
And when our time together is done
and when you move up in the world
remember me with kind thoughts and tales,
for a time we were unbeatable,
nothing passed among us undetected.
If we should meet again on another street
I will gladly take up your fight,
I am a Police Working Dog and together
We are “Guardians Of The Night”..