Police Service Dog Tanja was born in Sep 2011 in the Netherlands and came to the United States in Jan 2014 by Global K9 in Summerset Texas. Tanja was purchased for the Corpus Christi Police Department by the Corpus Christi Crime Control District in March 2014, and after being trained she entered service with CCPD Narcotics Division on March 23, 2014 with her handler Sen. Officer Chris Lynch.
Tanja assisted numerous Local, State and Federal Agencies which include Texas Dept of Public Safety, Drug Enforcement Agency, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Customs, Border Patrol, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Services. In 2018, Tanja received an award from the U.S. Postmaster General of the Southern District for her involvement in her successful efforts to thwart the shipment of high-grade Marijuana and THC infused products via the U.S. Mail.
During her career K9 Tanja is responsible for the seizure of $700,000 in U.S. Currency and over 5 Million dollars of illegal narcotics (street value).
K9 Tanja was retired in Jan 2019 due to an illness she contacted while working. Tanja has recovered and is currently enjoying retirement with Sen. Officer Chris Lynch and his wife Melissa Lynch.
Congratulations to K9 Tanja on her retirement.