Just one week into job, police K-9 Hobbs nabs his first suspect

Hobbs, Edmonds' new K-9 dog, poses with handler Officer Jason Robinson.

Hobbs, Edmonds’ new K-9 dog, poses with handler Officer Jason Robinson.

It didn’t take long for the newest member of the Edmonds Police Department K-9 unit to have an impact. On Jan. 6, one week after obtaining their K-9 certification, Hobbs and his handler Officer Jason Robinson responded to assist the Lynnwood Police Department on a search for a felony warrant suspect. Within a few minutes, Hobbs located the suspect hiding in some brush on a Lynnwood hillside a few blocks from where she was last seen. She was arrested without further incident.

Hobbs and Robinson started training together in October 2013. Hobbs was 17 months old when the department got him in September of 2013 with money donated by the Edmonds Police Foundation along with a K-9 stuffed animal fundraiser. Robinson and Hobbs replaced another successful K9 team — Sgt. Josh McClure and his K9 partner Dash. After McClure was promoted, Dash was retired, allowing him to become a full time member of the McClure household.

After successfully completing the 390 hours of K-9 training, Hobbs and Robinson had their certification test on Dec. 30, 2013, which they passed with flying colors. The following week both of them hit the road, and they are now working nights, according to Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Mark Marsh.


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  1. Hobbs’ first find is a momentous occasion to celebrate. A juicy steak is in order. Good boy, Hobbs!

  2. Great job Officers Robinson and Hobbs. We always enjoy our Edmonds visits, Edmonds is such a beautiful, safe place,thanks to the efforts of LEOs like these two. Thank you to all the Officers of the Edmonds P.D. We appreciate you! Claude Huc, Daytona Beach,Florida

  3. that dog will get a juicy steak alright probably right out of the person hiding in the bushes, i love it think that dog can whip just about anything he wants to

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