The Maplewood Police department currently has two canine teams. In 2007, Officer Brian Bierdeman and his partner Rebel and Officer Tony Gabriel and his partner Yoda, graduated form the St. Paul Police Department canine training program.
The police department has utilized a canine program since 1977, and since that time, ten officers and their canine partners have dedicated a great deal of time and effort to the program.
Those officers and their partners include:
- Officer Tony Gabriel and Yoda 2007 – present
- Officer Brian Bierdeman and Rebel 2007 – present
- Officer Steve Hiebert and Duke 1999 – 2007
- Officer Stan Belde and Jagr 2000 – 2007
- Officer Steve Palma and Jake 1995 - 2000
- Officer John Bohl and Shep 1989 – 1999
- Officer John Banick and Kodiak / Prince 1985 – 1995
- Officer Scott Steffen and Tiger 1984 – 1991
- Officer Dan Mettler and Pepper 1980 – 1984
- Officer Dick Lang and Lade 1977 - 1987