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News Release
K9 Ares
K9 Ares
Introducing K9 Ares; DCSO's Newest Dual Certified K9 (Photo) - 01/09/20

Released by:  Sgt. William Bailey – Public Information Officer

Release Date: January 9, 2020


The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce our newest dual certified patrol K9, Ares /eh·reez/.

K9 Ares is a three and a half year old German Shepard from Germany.  This week, he successfully completed his narcotics certification training making him now dual certified.   K9 Ares was partnered with Deputy Michael Mangin this past September and received his tracking and apprehension certification the following month in October.  Deputy Mangin is a 7-year veteran of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and has served in the positions of Corrections Deputy and Patrol Deputy.  He is also a US Army veteran.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office now has six K9 teams assigned to the Patrol Division. 

DCSO has three dual certified K9 teams, meaning they are certified in both tracking and apprehension, as well as narcotics detection (K9 Ezel and Deputy Jeremiah Johnson, K9 Masa and Deputy Ben Bartness, K9 Ares and Deputy Michael Mangin); one K9 team certified in only tracking and apprehension (K9 Brolo and Deputy Keith Slater; and one K9 team certified in only narcotics detection (K9 Molly and Deputy Stacy Crawford.  The sixth team is K9 Copper and Deputy Donny Patterson, who are currently training towards their mission of finding lost and/or missing persons. 

K9 teams are on-call 24 hours a day. They also devote a significant amount of time to ongoing training. They train individually almost every day and train with other K9 teams in Central Oregon on a weekly basis.  Our K9 teams also regularly assist other law enforcement agencies throughout Central Oregon. All of our K-9 teams are certified annually by the Oregon Police Canine Association (

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is a full service agency that oversees the adult jail, provides patrol, criminal investigations, civil process and search and rescue operations. Special units include SWAT, Marine Patrol, ATV Patrol, Forest Patrol, along with six K9 teams. Founded in 1916 and today led by your duly elected Sheriff L. Shane Nelson, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office serves the nearly 190,000 residents in Deschutes County. The agency has 230 authorized and funded personnel, which includes 187 sworn employees who provide services to the 3,055 square miles of Deschutes County.

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