K-9 Division

The Fishers Police Department K-9 Unit currently consists of four dual-purpose canine teams assigned to various shifts within the Patrol Division. All four canines are trained in narcotics detection and patrol.

K-9 sniffing box
K-9 chewing training prop

Meet the K-9 Team

K-9 Rexo

Sergeant Kyle McFerran and K-9 Rexo, a 4-year old Dutch Shepherd, are assigned to night shift patrol. Sgt. McFerran currently serves as the K-9 coordinator, responsible for overseeing the operations of the K-9 Unit as well as K-9 training. Sgt. McFerran is an Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board Instructor and a certified K-9 trainer, with 8 years of Law Enforcement experience. Sgt. McFerran has been assigned to the FPD K-9 Unit since 2015 and K-9 Rexo is his second canine partner, following the retirement of K-9 Bull in 2019. Sgt. McFerran is also currently assigned to the FPD Emergency Response Team. 

K-9 Rexo

K-9 Barry

Officer Sam Ralph and K-9 Barry, a 9-year old Belgian Malinois, are currently assigned to day shift patrol. Ofc. Ralph is an Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board Instructor and a certified K-9 trainer, with over 20-years of law enforcement experience. Ofc. Ralph has 15 years of experience as a K-9 handler and serves as the senior handler and K-9 trainer for the department. K-9 Barry is Ofc. Ralph’s second canine partner, following the retirement of K-9 Bas in 2015.  

K-9 Barry

K-9 Rico

Officer Jarred Koopman and K-9 Rico, a 3-year old Belgian Malinois, are currently assigned to night shift patrol. Ofc. Koopman is an Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board Instructor and a certified K-9 trainer, with 10 years of law enforcement experience. Officer Koopman has served with the FPD K-9 Unit since 2015, when he was assigned K-9 Harlej. K-9 Harlej, a 5-year old Belgian Malinois, was tragically killed in the line of duty on November 13th, 2019 after 4-years of faithful service to the Fishers Police Department and the citizens of Hamilton County.  

K-9 Rico

K-9 Macho

Officer Ryan Ermel and K-9 Macho, a 5-year old Belgian Malinois, are currently assigned to night shift patrol. Officer Ryan Ermel has served with the FPD K-9 Unit since 2017. Ofc. Ermel has over 12 years of Law Enforcement experience and is also currently assigned to the FPD Emergency Response Team.  

K-9 Macho

In Memory of K-9 Officer Harlej

EOW 11/13/2019