Cypress Police Department welcomes PSD Bono

As the Cypress Police Department grieved over the End of Watch of retired PSD Sem, the Department welcomed a new Police Service Dog, Bono (pronounced “bah-no”).

PSD Bono is teamed with his handler, veteran Cypress Police Officer Mermer, who fulfills one of his own longtime goals as serving as a PSD handler.

PSD Bono is a three-year-old long-haired German Shepherd. Before being chosen by his CYPD partner, PSD Bono completed basic Police Service Dog training on his own. He and his partner, CYPD Officer Mermer, together completed a 240-hour basic handler’s course.

The cost for purchasing PSD Bono and for the training for both PSD Bono and CYPD Mermer was donated by the Cypress Police Foundation.

PSD Bono was introduced to the Cypress City Council via teleconferencing at the July 13, 2020 regular Council meeting. Also participating in the virtual introduction was Cypress Police Foundation Board President Don Pettinger, who expressed the pride and satisfaction of the Foundation in being able to continue its support of the Cypress Police Department.

Courtesy photo of Cypress Police Department Officer Mermer with Police Service Dog Bono, pronounced “bah-no.”
Courtesy photo of Cypress Police Department Officer Mermer with Police Service Dog Bono, pronounced “bah-no.”