Brecksville Police Department - Divisions


K-9 Unit

Officer Boss

Our new K9 Officer John Muller and his partner “Boss”, both graduated from the K9 Training Academy and are on patrol.
Welcome to the City Family, Boss!


Past K-9 Officers

Officer Peto

On May 2, 2022, K9 Peto retired from the Brecksville Police Department after serving honorably for almost 10 years. Peto and his partner Sgt. Bauman were been involved in numerous arrests, investigations and community events throughout their time together. Peto is a German Shepard Dog imported from the Czech Republic. He was born on August 20, 2011 and arrived in the United States in August of 2012 to complete his police training at Excel K-9 Services. Peto weighs 75 pounds and was given his commands in Czech or by hand signals. We wish to express our sincere gratitude to Peto for his distinguished service to this police department and the city.
Peto resides with Sergeant Mike Bauman.
Enjoy your retirement, Peto!


Officer Sunny

Sunny was the Department’s 2nd K-9 and spent most of his career working with Chief Bill Goodrich.  Sunny was as comfortable in the classroom as he was on a track.  Sunny accompanied Chief Goodrich on his many visits to the schools and Safety Town.  Sunny was a purebred black, tan and red German Shepherd imported from the Czech Republic. He was born on 12/23/99 and weighed 92 pounds. Sunny was trained for handler protection, location and apprehension, narcotics detection, tracking, and article search.

Sunny retired and lived with Chief Goodrich until he passed away.

RIP Sunny!


Officer Andy

Andy was born on March 16, 1992 in Germany and was employed with the City of Brecksville as the first K-9 Officer on July 25, 1993. Andy lived with his handler Retired Detective Dave Hetrick. Andy was given his commands in German.

When Andy retired he remained with Detective Hetrick until he passed away.

RIP Andy!