Officer Dominic Del Bono became a K-9 handler in September of 2022 and was matched with his one-year-old partner, K-9 Argo. They graduated from the basic K-9 academy at Adlerhorst International, Inc. in November of 2022.
K-9 Argo is a 75-pound male Belgian Malinois. He was born in Czechoslovakia on September 18, 2021, and was IPO trained in Europe. As a working trial, IPO measures the dog’s mental stability, endurance, structural efficiencies, ability to scent, willingness to work, courage, and trainability.
Officer Del Bono and K-9 Argo patrol the City of Hemet as their primary function but often help surrounding communities in and near Hemet. K-9 Argo is trained in patrol work: including locating, controlling, and apprehending criminal suspects and handler protection. Bosco was purchased, equipped, and trained with funds generously donated by the Hemet Community and the Hemet Police Dept. K9 Foundation, Inc.