Clyde is one of the newest Haverkamp Foundation dogs…so while his story may be short, we’re confident that he’ll do big things during his career with Woodlawn Police Department. Clyde was born on July 11, 2011 and is a Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd mix. He has been working with his handler, Officer George Wells, since he began serving with the Woodlawn Police Department in July of 2014. Before he started with the Woodlawn Police Department, Clyde previously served with a police force in Germany for a short period of time.
Clyde is cross-trained in narcotics and patrol. During his first week on the job, an aggravated robbery occurred in Sharonville. Clyde tracked the suspect’s path and recovered a cigarette, ski mask, gloves, and shoes that belonged to the suspect. Recovering evidence is crucial in situations like these because detectives can test the items for DNA and use the results to find the suspect. Towards the end of 2014, Clyde also recovered marijuana and firearms from a vehicle in Woodlawn.
Clyde and Officer Wells work closely with the Wyoming Police Department and participate in the Citizens Police Academy where they teach the K9 Education portion of the program. Clyde and Officer Wells also work closely with Evendale, Glendale, Lockland, Lincoln Heights, and other area departments that need K9 assistance.
Officer Wells is a 16 year veteran of the force. He previously served in Lincoln Heights before coming to Woodlawn Police Department. Clyde is his second K9 partner. His first K9 partner, a Belgian Malinois named Nico, served Woodlawn for 9 years and is now enjoying retirement and being extremely spoiled.