K9 Scout is a German Shepherd working patrol and narcotics detection with his handler, Officer Chris Thompson.


Scout was born July 12, 2015 and was partnered with Officer Chris Thompson in September 2016.  Scout is a male, 70lb, Black German Shepherd from Slovakia and was cross trained for patrol work and narcotic detection.  


Scout has the ability to detect methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, and marijuana. He is an extremely energetic and athletic dog who loves to work and play.   When he is “off duty” Scout is a family dog who resides with his handler.

Officer Thompson started his career with the Livermore Police Department (LPD) in November 2007 as a Police Cadet.  August 2008, LPD sent Thompson to the Alameda County Police Academy for training. Officer Thompson graduated the Policy Academy in March 2009 and received several awards for his performance including “Top Recruit.”  

Officer Thompson is currently assigned to Patrol and has served 5 years on the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team where he was also a Firearms Instructor.   Officer Thompson has been a K9 handler since March 2013 and is currently working with his second K9 partner Scout.