Officer Ovaska is the new K9 Officer in the City of Ashland. K9 Chase is a Belgium Malinois that was born on January 31st, 2016. K9 Chase is from the Netherlands. Officer Ovaska and K9 Chase completed a 13 week training course with the St. Paul Police Department in the spring of 2017. That training consisted of obedience, agility, criminal apprehension, tracking, and article searching. In the fall of 2017, Officer Ovaska and K9 Chase completed a 4 week narcotic detection class that was taught at the St. Paul Police Department.
You can follow upcoming events and activities on Chase's Facebook Page (Ashland Police Department K9 Chase). The Ashland Police Department Canine Unit is funded 100 percent by the community, through donations. If you would like to make a donation or contribution to our program a check can be made to Ashland Police K-9 Unit and mailed to 601 Main St. West, Ashland, WI 54806.