Officer Bishop and K-9 Apex
Officer Mark A. Bishop Joined Marietta Police Department on December 09, 1991 and has been a K-9 handler with Marietta since 04-01-2010. Officer Bishop has been paired with K-9 Apex since March 1, 2015. K-9 Apex is a 1 year old Belgian Malinois and is certified in tracking and narcotics detection for marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine. K-9 Apex is certified through the National Narcotics Detector Dog Association.
Officer P. Davis and K-9 Ava
Officer Paula Davis joined MPD on May 21, 1990 and has been a K-9 handler with Marietta since 08-01-2012. Officer Davis has been paired with K-9 Ava since 08-01-2012. K-9 Ava is a seven-year old Czech Sheppard born in the Czech Republic. Ava is certified in narcotics detection, obedience, scent discrimination tracking/trailing and article searches. Ava obtained her certifications through the National Narcotics Detector Association (NNDDA), North American Police Working Dog Association (NAPWDA), and Law Enforcement Training Systems (L.E.T.S.) Officer Davis and K-9 Ava have been a team for 2 years.
Officer R. Figueroa and K-9 Atos
Officer R. Figueroa joined MPD in 2001 and has been a Marietta K-9 handler since 2007. Officer Figueroa has been paired with K-9 Atos since March 1, 2015. Officer Figueroa is the department certified K-9 officer and conducts weekly training for all Marietta K9s. K-9 Atos is a two-year old Belgian Malinois and is certified in tracking and narcotics detector. K-9 Atos and officer Figueroa are both certified through the National Detector Dog Association.