TPD welcomes first female K-9 officer

Thomasville Police Department recently made history by announcing its first female K-9 officer, Officer Haley Jensen. Officer Jensen joined Thomasville Police Department in December 2017. She completed K-9 handler training in October 2019.

“When I joined TPD, becoming a K-9 handler was my dream job,” Officer Jensen said. “Being able to make my dream come true while serving and protecting my community is a great feeling.”

The dream didn’t come easily, though, she said.

“I had to successfully complete a rigorous K-9 tryout and attend a four-week K-9 handler training course with my K-9 partner, Kaiko,” Jensen added.

Chief Troy Rich said he had no doubt that Jensen would excel in her training.

“Officer Jensen has always demonstrated the skills, ability, performance, and attitude to succeed,” Rich continued, “She is an impressive officer with the drive to be the best in everything that she does.”   Read More