Meet Officer Jester, The Jokester Of The K9 Unit

Jester the Police Dog is taking the Internet by storm

By Justyne Yuen-Lee


When we see police dogs on duty, we sometimes feel intimidated and a little scared of them. They’re trained to apprehend, hold, and possibly even maim fleeing culprits! When we think of Police K9s, we primarily think of German Shepherds, but many are actually Belgian Malinois who can look very similar in build and coloring. Malinois are said to be easier to train and control which makes them excellent working dogs!


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These dogs are trained to execute a specific set of tasks and actions based on the commands given by their partner. But when they’re off duty, they can be just like any other house pet – all the licks and cuddles.


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And naturally, when it comes to licks and cuddles Police dog, Jester, is no exception.

True professional, Jester knows how to do his job well. But what he loves most is the time he spends looking for some pats and belly rubs from his partner in [stopping] crime, J. Walker of the El Cajon Police Department.


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In addition to fearlessly pursuing dangerous criminals, Jester is also quite the quite the comedian. And boy does he have the internet chuckling away at his wacky antics. Jester went viral on December 22nd after this video was posted on his Instagram.


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Jester’s endearing video was shared on Reddit and Tumblr and people from all over the Internet started to follow this “intimidating” police pup. He now boasts an impressive 90K Instagram followers!


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There’s definitely plenty of whimsy for you to enjoy on Jester’s Instagram and followers are never disappointed. Our fluffy friend knows how to open his own door and surprise us with his latest enable. You can say what you want, but this dog definitely knows how to make a grand entrance.


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“Why are you laughing? It’s time to get serious.”

His Instagram serves as a place to showcase some seriously inspiring photos and videos of a K9 hero in action. For Jester, it’s #NoBigDeal that he took down a car thief the other day. All in a day’s work for this dashing hound.


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As a loyal member of the Police Department, Jester enjoys his patrols of El Cajon in Southern California and is never to busy to pose with some of his follow officers.


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Jester is pretty impressive in all facets of Police K9-ship with speed being no exception. Faster than a speeding bullet, he and the tennis ball will disappear right before your eyes.


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Jester doesn’t just do field work. He knows how to man the desk and make sure everything from administration to arrest goes smoothly for optimal efficiency!


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Find somebody that looks at you the way Jester looks at his partner. Nothing but love, loyalty and total trust in those big puppy-dog-eyes.


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Since we know we’re not allowed to pet dogs on duty, we’ll just have send our love and applause to Jester and his partner. We hope he knows that he’s the best boy on the job!

For more of Jester’s shenanigans, follow him on Instagram at @k9_jester!