A German-born shepherd, “Ryko” was bred and trained for a law enforcement patrol function.
The Dade City Police Department acquired Ryko in May of 2008, through the generous donations of the greater Dade City community and the efforts of the Saving Lives fund. After an extensive training program, Ryko successfully obtained his State Certification for patrol work. He and Officer Stone were placed in service on September 1, 2008.
On Thursday January 14th, 2010 Ryko successfully completed his NAPWDA Narcotics Certification. We congratulate Officer Stone and Ryko on completing this intensive 200 hour program.