K-9 Unit

The Edina Police Canine Unit consists of two teams. Both canine teams trained with the St. Paul Police Canine Unit and are schooled in agility, obedience, tracking, criminal apprehension and handler protection.

Our Canine Team consists of Officer Sean Young and K-9 Blitz and Officer Mike Bengston and K-9 Ike. They train regularly with other K-9 units in the area. Their training meets the standards as set forth by the U.S. Police Canine Association.

To arrange for a demonstration, contact Sgt. Mark Melander, 952-833-9539.

Special thanks to "It's a Pet's Life" for feeding and keeping our dogs healthy.


Active Canines

K-9 Blitz
Badge Number: 14
Partner: Officer Sean Young
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Weight: 74 pounds
Sex: Male
Color: Black
Born: Slovakia
Date of Birth: Dec. 16, 2013
Joined Edina PD: Feb. 3, 2015
Retired: Still active
Certified: Patrol & Narcotic Detection


Retired Canines

K-9 Blade
Badge Number: 13
Partner: Officer Jason Behr
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Weight: 85 pounds
Sex: Male
Color: Black & Tan
Born: Slovakia
Date of Birth: Aug. 15, 2008
Joined Edina PD: March 8, 2010
Retired: Dec. 31, 2016
Certified: Patrol & Narcotic Detection


K-9 Diesel
Badge Number: 12
Partner: Officer Mike Seeger
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Weight: 70 pounds
Sex: Male
Color: Black
Born: Slovakia
Date of Birth: Jan. 18, 2005 - Jan. 3, 2015
Joined Edina PD:

March 6, 2006

Retired:  Dec. 27, 2014
Certified:    Patrol & Narcotic


K-9 Kodiak  
Badge Number: 11
Partner: Sgt. Kevin Rofidal
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Weight: 75 pounds
Sex: Male
Color: Black & Tan - Long Haired
Born: Czech Republic
Date of Birth: April 3, 2000 - March 7, 2014
Joined Edina PD: March 14, 2002
Retired: March 4, 2010
Certified: Patrol & Narcotic Detection


Police Department

4801 W. 50th Street
Edina, MN 55424

General: 952-826-1610
Emergency: 911

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

K9 Training Field

K9 Training Field

The Edina K9 Unit trains regularly at the South Metro Public Safety Training Center. There are several pieces of K9 agility equipment and a tactical tower at the Training Center that are used for many different drills. The K9 teams from Edina train with many different agencies around the state as they hone their skills for street work and certification trials.

For more than forty years, the Edina Crime Prevention Fund has been a valuable community partner. The Fund is a proud contributor to many police department services and programs. Click above to visit the Crime Fund's website and see the complete list of the programs they support. 

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