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K9Spotlight: Meet Quincy Police Canine Lexi

K9Spotlight: Meet Quincy Police Canine Lexi

Lexi is a 3-year-old female Belgian Malinois that joined the Quincy Police Department in 2017 as the canine partner of Officer Kent Yee. It was at that time that she became the first female canine certified dual purpose Patrol / Explosive Ordinance Detection (EOD) canine in the northeast region. This means that she not only has the ability to sniff out wanted suspects and/or discarded items, but can also locate explosives. She is utilized to conduct high-risk warrant apprehensions, to sweep large venues, to conduct dignitary vehicle searches, and many other tasks. She earned 2nd place in the Top Regional Team Explosive category of the USPCA National Detector Dog Field Trials in May 2019 and won 1st place in Obedience at the Dream Ride Experience K9 Challenge in 2019. The Quincy Police Department received funding for K9 Lexi, and her support equipment, via the Federal Homeland Security Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Program.

Officer Yee and Lexi are assigned to the overnight shift and offer canine support to both our community and surrounding cities and towns. While off duty, they are often participating in Touch-A-Truck events or performing canine demonstrations at various locations throughout the city. If you see them at these special events, please make it a point to come meet them!

Officer Yee and canine lexi standing in a grassy area