Ian has been a member of the Seattle Police Department since 1992, serving his first 10 years in patrol, including 6 years as a field training officer. In 2002 Ian was reassigned to the Metropolitan Division where he served the next 5 years as a patrol canine handler with his partner, Police Dog Kaiser.
In November 2007 Ian was assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICACTF) where he was responsible for the investigation and follow-up of crimes relating to online child sexual exploitation.
In August 2015, and having had enough of child sexual exploitation cases, Ian returned to his K9 roots and was selected to handle SPD’s first Electronic Storage Detection K9 (ESD). Following the investigation and subsequent arrest of Subway pitchman Jared Fogle, with the assistance of a black lab named “Bear”, Ian reached out to the trainer and initiated a plan to purchase Bear and bring him back to Seattle.
Since September of 2015 Ian and Bear have continued to support the ICACTF where they focus on assisting investigators in the recovery of digital evidence that might otherwise have gone undetected, but for the power of the nose!
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