K-9 Unit

Officer Dennis Funari and Our K-9 Chico
Best Friend of the Force
Chico is Westlake Police Department’s star canine: A Belgian Malinois (just like our previous dogs, Floppy and Jaro). K-9 Officer Dennis Funari is his handler; when off-duty, Chico lives with the Funari family.

Chico performs dual roles: He can sniff out drugs and paraphernalia as well as apprehend criminals, all for the price of a good game of fetch. Chico was born in the Netherlands and trained in Sunbury, Ohio. He responds to commands spoken in Dutch, but Chico does understand some English, too.