K-9 Program

Ashwaubenon Public Safety’s first K9 unit was established in 2014 after a successful fundraising campaign. Officer Young was selected as the department’s first K9 handler. Officer Young and his two-year-old German Shepard partner, Ole, began patrol duties for the Village of Ashwaubenon in November of 2014 until Officer Young stepped down from the position in 2018.

Officer Teske was selected as the next K9 handler for Ashwaubenon Public Safety and resumed patrol duties with his K9 partner, Ole. Officer Teske and Ole remained a team until 2023 when Ole was retired from service as a patrol K9. Ole is currently enjoying retirement and in the care of Officer Teske.

In June of 2023, Officer Teske and his new K9 partner, Vice, began patrol duties as a dual-purpose K9 team. Vice is a Belgium Malinois and was selected by Officer Teske in December of 2022 from Tarheel Canine Training, located in Sanford, North Carolina. Vice completed 120 days of training at Tarheel Canine and then was brought to Wisconsin where Officer Teske trained with Vice for an additional five weeks until they were certified as a K9 team.

Officer Teske and Vice were trained and tested on many different areas including obedience, tracking, wind scenting, area searches, building searches, article searches, handler protection, and narcotics detection.

Officer Teske and Vice have been on patrol together and have been utilized by various surrounding agencies for narcotics detection, officer safety, and public education programs. During their patrol duties in the first few months, they have assisted in the seizure of numerous narcotics and safe apprehensions of violent criminals.



Phone: 920.492.2995
Fax: 920.492.2986
Mackenzie Teske
Officer mteske@ashwaubenon.gov
Tom Baxter
Commander of Operations tbaxter@ashwaubenon.gov
Angela Peters
Confidential Administrative Assistant apeters@ashwaubenon.gov


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