Officer Layton Cooper is partnered with veteran K9 partner Jake. Officer Cooper has been employed by the town as a Police Officer since January 2013. Jake served with his previous handler for three years, during which time he repeatedly proved himself.
Cooper and Jake spent 10 weeks in Fall 2015 training with Phoenix Police Department K9. The two certified as a K9 team in both Narcotics and Patrol on October 21, 2015. They hit the streets as a team for the first time on Sunday, October 25 - and by Monday, October 26 had their first felony drug arrest.
Cooper and Jake join Officer Matt Williams and K9 partner Turco. The two teams provide coverage in Prescott Valley seven days a week.