Meet our K9’s!

UWPD has three K9 teams — they’re always on call and each has specific training in a variety of specialties to keep our campus, and surrounding area safe.  Learn more about our K9s below.  You can also view our past K9s here.

K9 Maya & Sgt. Nic Banuelos

mayanicoK9 Maya was purchased from Tarheel K9 Inc., Sanford, NC, in June of 2013. She is trained in explosive detection and human tracking. K9 Maya and her partner, Sgt. Nic Banuelos, are the newest addition to the UWPD K9 unit and have worked very hard over the past year to obtain all the certifications necessary to be on active service. Sgt. Banuelos says K9 Maya’s favorite activity outside of work is playing tag with her little sister, Ricochet. Maya loves to pick up all her toys and bones from around the house and stack them. She can also be found lounging in the sun on the back deck and occasionally she watches TV.

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