K9-1

DEPUTY BEN GREEN + K9 MINGO

  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Birthplace: Germany
  • Birthday: July, 1 2010
  • Weight: 85 lbs.
  • Commands: English
  • Patrol Area: South Sacramento County
  • Special Skills: Patrol, Evidence, Guns

BIO

I began my career with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy Sheriff in January of 2001 when I was assigned to the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center. I later worked at the Main Jail and the Courthouse before rotating to a patrol assignment in 2004. I had exposure to the Sheriff’s K9 team very early during my time in patrol and knew right away that I wanted, some day, to be a part of that team.

I worked in both north and south Sacramento County and spent time familiarizing myself with the entire county. During my time in patrol, I spent as much time with the K9 team as possible, volunteering my time to learn as much as I could. I acted as a cover officer for K9 teams every chance I could and enjoyed many opportunities to train with the team.

In March of 2016, I was selected to be a K9 handler. I was paired up with K9 Mingo, whose previous handler was my first patrol training officer, partner, and friend. I had the opportunity previously to train with Mingo, and with the training from his previous handler we were up to speed in a short time.

Mingo quickly became a part of my life, not only at work but also at home. He grew fond of his new surroundings, my wife and kids, and his new canine companions at home. He always has incredible energy when he sees me in uniform ready for work, and it’s definitely his favorite moment of every day!

I worked in both north and south Sacramento County and spent time familiarizing myself with the entire county. During my time in patrol, I spent as much time with the K9 team as possible, volunteering my time to learn as much as I could. I acted as a cover officer for K9 teams every chance I could, and enjoyed many opportunities to train with the team. In March of 2016 I was selected to be a K9 handler. I was paired up with K9 Mingo, whose previous handler was my first patrol training officer, partner, and friend. I had the opportunity previously to train with Mingo, and with the training from his previous handler we were up to speed in a short time. Mingo quickly became a part of my life, not only at work, but also at home. He grew fond of his new surroundings, my wife and kids, and his new canine companions at home. He always has incredible energy when he sees me in uniform ready for work, and it’s definitely his favorite moment of every day!