In March 2014, Mauldin P.D. traveled to Tarheel Canine in North Carolina to select a new Police Service Dog. At that time, K-9 “Ambrose” was selected to join the Mauldin Police Department. Ambrose was 14 months old at the time of his selection. Ambrose is a 70 lb, brown and black Belgian Malinois who was imported from Holland.
As a police service dog (PSD), K-9 Ambrose is trained in tracking suspects or missing persons, evidence and property finds, building searches, area searches, controlled substance detection, suspect apprehension and handler/citizen protection work. In this capacity, K-9 Ambrose is used on a daily basis to assist the City of Mauldin Officers, as well as being requested by multiple agencies throughout the upstate for assistance. K-9 Ambrose also performs a wide variety of demonstrations to various community groups, schools and businesses.
K-9 Ambrose’s handler is Officer A. Hansen, who has been with the Mauldin Police Department for 3 years.