K9 Unit

Shogun and Officer Fellows

Officer Matthew Fellows began his law enforcement career with the Castle Rock Police Department in October 2014.

Prior to being selected as the newest member of the K9 Unit in May 2019, Officer Fellows assisted the Castle Rock Police Department as a certified decoy. Officer Fellows assisted in trainings and K9 demonstrations for three years.

In September 2019, Officer Fellows was happily joined by his K9 partner Shogun. Shogun is a Dutch Shepard who was born on Jan. 20, 2018. Officer Fellows and Shogun are fully certified and on the streets protecting the citizens of Castle Rock.

Officer Fellows by the pondK9 Shogun with Vehicle


Maverick and Officer Gondeck

Officer Joseph Gondeck began his law enforcement career in June 2017 with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia. He was then hired by the Castle Rock Police Department in July 2019. Officer Gondeck began assisting the K9 unit as a decoy for training scenarios in March 2020.

K9 Maverick joined Officer Gondeck in October 2020 and the pair began their training in November. Officer Gondeck and Maverick completed their training / certification in January 2021 and are now working on patrol in Castle Rock.

Maverick is a Belgian Malinois who was born in August 2019. He is a dual certification K9 who specializes in patrol work and narcotics detection.

Officer Gondeck by pondK9 Maverick with Vehicle