At the present time the K-9 program has been suspended, due to the retirement of K-9 Kimbo.
The South Boston Police Department K-9 Program was started in 1999, with one K-9. Officer Todd Moser entered the program with K-9 Pete a black lab, trained to detect narcotics. K-9 Pete worked with Officer Moser from 1999 to 2006 when Pete was retired. K-9 Pete was responsible for taking drugs off of the streets of South Boston and other jurisdictions in the Commonwealth of Virginia when his assistance was requested. K-9 Pete located over 500 pounds of marijuana, between 6 pounds of cocaine, 4 ounces of heroin, seizing over $50,000.00 in U.S. currency, sized 20 vehicles, 1 RV, and 1 Tractor Trailer. After K-9 Pete retired Officer Moser received K-9 Kimbo a Belgian Malinois. Officer Moser and K-9 Kimbo worked together from 2006 to 2008.
In 2000 Officer Eddie Fallen entered the K-9 program with K-9 Rene’ a Belgian Malinois, trained to detect narcotics. K-9 Rene’ worked with Officer Fallen from 2000 to 2008 when Rene’ retired. K-9 Rene’ was responsible for removing large numbers of narcotics from the hands of drug dealers and users in the Town of South Boston and other Jurisdictions in the Commonwealth of Virginia during her working years. K-9 Rene’ located over 300 pounds of Marijuana, 15 pounds of cocaine, over 200 prescription and illegal pills, 1 ounce of heroin, over $50,000.00 in U.S. currency and seized 10 vehicles. After Rene’ retired Officer Fallen started working K-9 Kimbo.
In 2010 Sergeant Matt Gilliam entered the K-9 program with K-9 Kimbo a Belgian Malinois, trained in the detection of narcotics. K-9 Kimbo has been working with Sgt. Gilliam since 2010 to the present. K-9 Kimbo is responsible for taking large numbers of narcotics off of the streets of Virginia. Sgt. Gilliam and K-9 Kimbo have assisted in numerous searches with other jurisdictions. K-9 Kimbo has recovered over 300 pounds of marijuana, 8 pounds of cocaine, over 400 prescription and illegal pills, 1 ounce of heroin, over $130,000.00 in U.S currency, and 20 vehicles. Sgt. Gilliam and K-9 Kimbo are currently fighting to keep drugs off of the streets of South Boston and out of the commonwealth of Virginia.