State’s Attorney Glasgow has purchased drug-detection K-9s for seven police departments throughout Will County to assist local law enforcement efforts in removing dangerous drugs from our communities – at zero cost to taxpayers. Glasgow pays for the K-9s, their training, and the transport equipment installed in the police vehicles with drug asset money seized from criminals involved in selling illegal narcotics, at no cost to taxpayers.
The K9s provided by State’s Attorney Glasgow are SIMO in Crest Hill, TUCKER in Park Forest, ROOKIE in Shorewood, SAM in Elwood, HUTCH in Channahon, ROXIE in Rockdale, MAO in Wilmington, Tib in Elwood, CAP in Monee, and HELMUT in Tinley Park. The State’s Attorney also helped purchase explosive detection dog LOKI for the Will County Sheriff’s Department.
The canines provided to police departments throughout Will County by the State’s Attorney’s Office have helped take drug dangerous dealers off our streets and helped save lives. The dogs also help prevent the scourge of drug use by assisting our schools in monitoring for the presence of drugs and providing an opportunity for intervention and prevention.
Tucker was born on July 25, 2017 and joined the Park Forest Police Department in 2018. He is certified in narcotics detection and tracking. Tucker made the news when he assisted a neighboring agency with a search for an armed carjacking suspect who fled from officers on foot after the stolen vehicle was recovered. Tucker tracked the suspect into a wooded area, across train tracks, and through a marshy field ultimately leading directly to the hiding spot where the suspect was arrested.
Loki was born on May 17, 2018 in Germany. He started service with the Sheriff’s Department in June of 2020. He is trained in explosive detection, tracking and article/evidence recovery.
Roxie was born on June 20, 2016 in Bonyhad, Hungary. Roxie is trained in narcotics, handler protection, articles searches, and tracking.
Sam was born in Slovakia on May 10, 2016. He was trained by Shallow Creek Kennels in Pennsylvania in late 2017 and sworn into office as a dual purpose narcotic and patrol dog on February 7, 2018. He served a year and a half before being diagnosed with a rare spinal disease and medically retired from service in October 2019. He now resides with Officer Wright and his family.
Rookie was born in Slovakia on July 20, 2016. He arrived in the U.S. on August 20, 2017. He started training in Sharpsville, Pennsylvania on October 1, 2017, and joined the Shorewood Police force shortly thereafter. He is a certified in narcotic detection and tracking.
Mao was born on August 29, 2015 and came to Wilmington as a 21-month-old pup. He is certified in narcotics detection and tracking. Mao was in the news after "alerting" on a semitrailer, which signaled to his handler the presence of a narcotic odor. Police found nearly 180 pounds of cannabis, 8 pounds of cannabis oil and 10,000 grams cannabis wax in the vehicle with an estimated street value of more than $275,000.
Hutch was born on May 16, 2015 in Hungary and his initial training took place in Holland where his work commands were spoken in Dutch. Hutch was one of only 30 dogs selected from 300 dogs in Holland to participate in the training. He is considered "single purpose" but is certified in narcotics detection, tracking (human scent), and article/evidence recovery.
Simo was born on May 10, 2016 in Slovakia. He worked with other Chicagoland Police Departments before joining Crest Hill in 2019. Trained through the North American Working Dog Association, Simo is a single purpose dog, meaning he specializes in drug detection, tracking and article searches.