K9 Program

The K-9 Unit was created to ensure the safety of everyone on campus.

The Cal poly Police Department K-9 unit consists of two individual teams: Zeus and Brisant, both German Shepherds, who are handled by Officers Stephanie Pipan and Chad Reiley. German Shepherds are known for obedience, tracking, agility, search, rescue and police work. Officers and their K-9 partners train, work and even live together—all in an effort to keep our community safe.

The K-9 consists of highly trained police officers who are partnered with well-trained canine. They provide security at many campus gatherings and sporting events. Each canine and its handler completed five weeks of instruction at a K-9 training and are California POST certified as Police K9

They are deployed numerous times a year to sweep office buildings, classrooms, lecture halls, and various venues such as football games, graduations ceremonies, and other sensitive locations. In addition, the team is often requested to assist other local, state and federal agencies.