My name is Chris Nelson and I started working for the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department in 2004.
After graduating from the Academy I was assigned to work the Sacramento County Main Jail. While assigned to the Main Jail I worked just about every area in the facility, was a Training Officer and member/team leader of the Custody Emergency Response Team )C.E.R.T.). In 2013 I was assigned to the North Patrol Division working in each of the districts and assisted the Problem Oriented Policing (POP) Unit with special assignments.
In October 2016 I found out I was selected as a K9 handler and would be taking over the spot of my good friend Josh Wheeler who was assigned Konnor (K912). Konnor and I bonded right away and immediately started training and certified as a K9 team a short time later.
In the time I have had Konnor we have participated in the arrest of many suspects and have been able to get a few guns off of the street. The best part is seeing the suspects give up without a struggle after they see Konnor and how excited Konnor is after finding the suspect. I look forward to working with Konnor and the K9 detail for a long time.