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The South Pasadena Police Department consists of two police canines. 

 barry    lisu
 "Barry"    "Lisu"

"Barry" is a Dutch Shepherd and specializes in drug detection.  "Barry" is the seventh canine to serve the police department.  He is partnered with Officer Chris Perez.  "Barry" and Officer Perez have conducted sweeps around school campuses and at numerous search warrants looking for drugs. 

"Lisu" is a Dutch Malinois and specializes in detecting explosives.  "Lisu" is the eighth canine in the department's history.  He is partnered with Officer Fernando Sandoval. 

Both canine teams are part of the San Gabriel Valley K9 Association. This association is comprised of canine officers from Pasadena, Alhambra, Monterey Park, Whittier, Glendora and the South Pasadena Police Department. The purpose of the association is to consolidate canine services with the different departments. This ensures that a canine is always available with each agency 24/7.

To following is a list of canines that has served with the South Pasadena Police Department.







 1982 - 1985



 1998 - 2005



1998 - 2008




 Officer Slavin and "Cinderella"

2001 - 2005


 Officer Sandoval and "Rex"

2005 - 2013



2006 - 2013






 Corporal Robledo and "Barry"

2013 - 2016


Officer Sandoval and "Lisu"

2014 - Current


 Officer Perez and "Barry"

2016 - Current