K-9 Officer Kaitlyn Sawyer is a 2015 Graduate of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Basic Law Enforcement Training Program. She is a member of the York County Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (RIDE) Team. She is also certified in Addiction Recovery Coaching, Crisis Intervention and Post Traumatic Stress Management, Methods of Instruction (MOI), and Advanced First Aid for Operational K-9. Having grown up with dogs and worked alongside other Police K-9 handlers in the state, she was inspired look into reviving the
K-9 program to Kennebunk Police Department.
K-9 Otto is a German shepherd born in November 2017 in Croatia, from a lineage of police working dogs. He was paired with Officer Sawyer in February 2019, and successfully completing K-9 evaluations at the Maine State Police K-9 Unit. Otto is presently certified in the following areas: building searches, suspect apprehension/officer protection, article/ evidence recovery, and in the tracking of humans in both criminal and non-criminal cases.
K-9 Otto is a graduate of the Maine State Police K9 Patrol School and was most recently certified under the New England State Police Administrators Conference (NESPAC) and Maine Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA) in June 2019. He will be certified in Drug Detection in August 2020. He is a highly motivated, eager to work police dog who loves hiking, running in the snow, and will work for his favorite chew toys or a game of fetch. In his off time, he is a goofy, family dog, forever loyal to his handler and members of the Kennebunk Police Department.