Meet the K9s - Yudy (retired)

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Ofc. Feeley has been a Glendale Police Officer since September of 1993. During that time, Ofc. Feeley worked several details throughout the department. In 1997, she was selected to work in the department’s gang enforcement unit. In 1998, she moved to the department’s robbery/homicide detail, where she worked as in an investigator on robbery, terrorist threats, attempt murder, and murder cases. In 2001, she was selected to work as a member of the department’s vice/narcotics detail, where she conducted numerous undercover operations, surveillance and high-risk search warrants for known drug dealers. During her tenure as an officer, she was also a member of the department’s SWAT team. In September of 2005, Ofc. Feeley was selected for the position of K-9 handler, where she was first introduced to her new partner, K-9 "Yudy".

K-9 Yudy is a female German shepherd who was born in Germany on April 5, 2004. She came to the United States at 17 months of age to begin her official police dog training with Ofc. Feeley. Both Yudy and Ofc. Feeley attended a four week basic patrol school beginning September, 2005. Once they graduated, they were certified to find and apprehend fleeing or hidden suspects, as well as lost individuals. In May of 2006, they attended a three week class for narcotics detection. After the three weeks, Yudy was certified in the detection of (6) narcotics. Yudy has also been certified as a hard surface tracking K-9.

Yudy and Ofc. Feeley have been competing in various K-9 trials since 2006. They have won awards in both narcotics and protection work, including several first place narcotics and protection trophies.

Yudy also made history by finding twelve pounds of opium hidden inside a vehicle during a traffic stop. That was the largest opium seizure in the history of the Glendale Police Department. She has since located and helped seize numerous pounds of illegal narcotics, over $100,000 in U.S. currency from various individuals involved in drug activity, and has located several fleeing felons without incident.

In January of 2014, Yudy retired from the Glendale Police Department.  At  10 years old, she was one of the oldest police dogs in service, but still one of the fastest and most energetic. She has been with the program since it's inception in September of 2005. This means she has served GPD for over 8 years. During that time she has help to locate and apprehended numerous suspects involved in a myriad of violent crimes. She has also found / seized over half a million dollars in drug money. She has found hundreds of pounds of narcotics (cocaine, heroin, meth, marijuana, opium - at the time she actually had the largest opium seizure in Glendale -12 lbs.) She has located items of evidence (article searches) in particular was a knife hidden in a bush tossed by a suspect trying to stab people on Glenoaks!

She has done demos for schools, hospitals, businesses, retirement homes, neighborhood groups - across the southland and because of this, has touched the lives of thousands of people. Early in her career all of the Glendale K9s competed in numerous competitions in the area. Yudy won several of these competitions for "Top Dog" Narcotics, Obedience/Protection work, and agility.  Yudy's final farewell was walking in the 2014 Rose Parade with her partner, Ofc. Feeley, representing Glendale PD to the entire nation / world!!!

Yudy will now get to enjoy her retirement at home with Ofc. Feeley, and her Chocolate Lab buddy, Boomer.  Thank you Yudy for all your hard work and dedication to keeping the citizens of Glendale safe.