Deputy Steve Rose and K9 Jetta
Breed: Belgian Malinois
Birthdate: May 17th, 2014
Commands: German, English
Skillsets: Patrol, SWAT, Article
My name is Steve Rose and I graduated the Sheriff's Basic Recruit Academy in 2009. On the first day of the Academy, all recruits were required to stand in front of the class to discuss their career goals. My goal on that day and for as long as I can remember was to become a canine handler. Nine years later, in May of 2018, my goal became reality as I was selected to become a handler.
During those previous nine years, I worked assigned in the Court Security Division and the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center where I became a Jail Training Officer and a member of the Custody Emergency response Team.
In August of 2015, I rotated to Field Services where I began my patrol career assigned to the Central Division. After approximately one year in the Central Division, I was transferred to the North Division where I continued working patrol and was eventually appointed as a Field Training Officer. I remained as a Field Training Officer within North Patrol Division until my selection as a canine handler.
K9 Jetta is a four year old, 55 pounds, Belgian Malinios. She is the first and only female patrol canine in the history of the Sacramento Sheriff's Office. Although it is somewhat rare to see a female patrol canine, don let that fool you. Jetta is an extremely hard working patrol and SWAT dog who has apprehended dozens of dangerous wanted criminals.
Jetta's first handler, Deputy Anthony Jenkins, initially trained her and served as her handler. Deputy Jenkins was a veteran handler who molded Jetta into the strong, forward and social dog she is today. Deputy Jenkins was promoted to Sergeant and progressed in his career leaving me fortunate to take over as Jetta's handler.
K9 Jetta and I are currently assigned to night shift serving the communities of Sacramento County. On Jetta's days off, she enjoys being a house dog, playing with her chew toys, going on walks and hanging out with her best fiend Lola, the Bassett hound.