K9 Quina became part of the Corpus Christi Police Department in May of 2015 as a single purpose narcotics detection K9. At the time Quina joined the Department her partner and handler was Senior Officer Sean Orsak. During their time together Quina competed at the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association Nationals and placed in the top 15 on three different occasions and her top finish being 3rd place in the team competition.
K9 Quina’s largest single day currency detection was $280,000.00 while assisting the Drug Enforcement Agency on an operation. During her career Quina had numerous illicit drug seizures, in one day she had three separate K9 assists totaling 150 pounds of narcotics on the three different investigations.
Quina was partnered with Orsak from 2015 to June of 2019. Upon the retirement of Senior Officer Orsak, Quina was then partnered and handled by Senior Officer Kyle Simmons.
During Quina also had numerous drug and weapon seizures while partnered with Senior Officer Simmons. On one case, the United States Marshals and the CCPD Gang unit had gotten into a foot pursuit with a convicted felon that had numerous warrants for his arrest. After apprehension of the offender Quina was able to conduct an article search for any possible weapons that the male might of thrown during the pursuit. Quina was able to locate the offender’s hat and a loaded handgun in a bush that he had run past.
Quina also participated in numerous presentations for our local youth during career days, Red Ribbon week campaigns, and served as a great bridging tool between CCPD and our local youth.
K9 Quina was given to retired Senior Officer Sean Orsak so that they could enjoy retirement together.
Congratulations to K9 Quina on a job well done, enjoy your retirement!