After a 10 year hiatus from Hooksett, a K-9 Unit has been re-established at the Hooksett Police Department.


In April of 2018, Chief Bouchard proposed to the Hooksett Town Council her plans to re-implement a K-9 program for the Hooksett NH Police Department. The Town Council unanimously voted in support of the program, as well as the Chief’s mission to fund the K-9 program entirely through private donations. Fundraising efforts began shortly thereafter and within 2 months the entire program was funded by generous donations and a grant. 




The K-9 unit is currently made up of Sergeant Zappala, who manages and oversees the unit, Officer McCluskey, who is the K-9 Handler, and K-9 Timber, a German Shepherd currently certified for patrol.




K-9 Timber is an asset to the department and is a dual purpose canine. He is utilized for tracking, apprehension, article/evidence searches, narcotics detection, and community outreach.


 Officer McCluskey and K-9 Timber are available for K-9 Demos to the public. This serves as a way to educate the public on police canines, see first handle what they can do, as well as allows other to get to know and enjoy K-9 Timber in a safe way. To request a K-9 Demo, please complete and subject the K-9 Demo Request Form to Sergeant Zappala either by email or standard mail C/O Sergeant Zappala.


For more information about our K-9 Unit, or if you have any questions, please contact Sergeant Zappala:




(603) 624-1560 ext. 418






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