Officer Scott James and K9 Officer Rocky
K9 Rocky is a male Belgian Malinois and was sworn in as an Apex Police Department K9 Police Officer in May 2015 following his graduation and certification as a Police Working Dog. K9 Officer Rocky is a friendly and hard-working Police Working Dog. In fact, there is very little he won’t do for a ball.
This Police Working Dog Team has proven its value to the Town of Apex community with notable finds and apprehensions already attributed to their credit. K9 Officer Rocky lives at home with Officer Scott James and his family.
Keeping Rocky Safe
To keep K9 Officer Rocky safe while at work, Officer James’ police car has been outfitted with a kennel insert replacing the back seat. This kennel protects K9 Officer Rocky in the event of a motor vehicle crash. If the temperature inside the car rises above a certain degree, a fan turns on automatically and the windows roll down. Additionally, an alarm alerts Officer James that the vehicle is too hot. The kennel insert also has a spill-proof water bowl and room for K9 Officer Rocky to move around. Access to the vehicle kennel can only be made by Officer James while the team is working.