K9 Unit

German Shepherd Goose, Summer 2018K9 Goose

Officer Inglett traveled to St Paul, Minnesota to pick up “Dhinny,” a 14 month old Belgian Malinois specifically selected for the Winona Police Department. He was imported to the United States from Belgium and after returning to Winona to live with Officer Inglett, his name was changed to “Goose”.


Officer Inglett and Goose successfully completed a 12-week basic patrol dog program through the St. Paul Police Department Canine School. This initial training included:

  • Agility
  • Area Searches
  • Article Searches
  • Bite Work
  • Building Searches
  • Handler Protection
  • Obedience
  • Tracking

Officer Inglett and Goose returned to the St. Paul Police Department Canine School and successfully completed a three week narcotics detection training. Goose is certified to locate:

  • Cocaine
  • Crack-Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamine

German Shepherd Neko, January 2015K9 Neko (Retired)

In November, 2017, Officer Inglett was selected as the next K9 handler for the Winona Police Department. This follows the retirement of K9 Neko after a very successful nine-year career with Officer Barrientos. K9 Neko served the city of Winona from March, 2009 to April, 2018.