Our Narcotics canine, Blitz, is a German Shepherd born on September 21, 2008, in the Netherlands. He joined the Colonial Heights Police Department in the spring of 2010 after completing the 12-week narcotics training course at Newport News Police Department. Blitz is certified in the detection of various illegal drugs.
Blitz has been successful in finding a variety of illegal substances which have lead to the arrest and successful conviction of the numerous offenders. Additionally, Blitz is utilized for drug sweeps of city school buildings and grounds. He is available to assist other local police agencies with searches of schools and the execution of search warrants.
In 2015, The Colonial Heights Police Department added a trailing/tracking canine named Rose. She is used to track missing persons and any other incident which a tracking dog would be useful.