The Ludlow Police Departments K9 Unit was started in 2002 under Chief McGowen. The first K9 was a German Shepard named Cito from The Czech Republic who was trained in patrol and narcotics detection. Cito served from 2002 until 2008. He was replaced by K9 Rocky a German Shepard from Hungary also trained in patrol and narcotics detection. K9 Rocky served from 2009 until 2016.
The current working K9 is Max a Dutch Shepard from Slovakia. He is currently certified for patrol work and narcotics detection under the North American Police Work Dog Association. Officer Michael Whitney has been the handler for all three K9s. He is a 21 year veteran of the Ludlow Police Department.
K9 Officer Michael Whitney
(413) 589-9888 ext. 2272