Handler: Joe Christians
Breed: Belgian Malinois
Department: Palatine Police Department
Function: Narcotics Detection, Patrol
Years Worked: 11/2014 - 9/2021
K9 Puma is a Belgian Malinois who was born on 08/02/2012 in Europe, and she was imported by F.M.K9. K9 Puma joined the Palatine Police Dept. when she and Ofc. Christians were paired up and trained for 6 weeks at F.M.K9. K9 Puma is the first female K9 in the Palatine Police Department’s history. Puma is trained in narcotics and patrol work and served the village of Palatine for 7 years. During K9 Puma’s service she tracked to lost subjects, apprehended car burglars, and seized large amounts of narcotics and cash.