One of the most visible units at the Grand Junction Police Department is the beloved K-9 Unit. The Grand Junction Police Department currently has one K-9 officer position, which enhance the public safety of the City of Grand Junction residents. A K-9 team deters criminal activity and assists the department in locating illegal drugs and finding missing persons. Properly trained and deployed K-9s have a direct impact on reducing crime in the areas where they are deployed. 

Officer Diaz and K9 Vamos

Officer Zach Diaz and his K-9, Vamos

This team has been serving the GJPD since 2022 on the Grand Junction Police Department's K-9 Unit. K-9 Vamos is certified in narcotics.