El Cajon Police K9 doubles as a budding social media star

Posted at 5:04 PM, Feb 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-07 20:15:17-05

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) - An El Cajon Police K9 is doubling as a social media star.  Jester, the four-year-old Belgian Malinois, has 120,000 followers on an Instagram account started by his partner, Officer Jordan Walker.


“He’s just a very unique, special dog.  Loves to play.  Loves to work,” Officer Walker said while standing next to his 85-pound partner.


Jester and Walker have worked together for two years. During that time, Walker noticed his partner has quite the personality.  He started sharing pictures of Jester as a serious police dog and while wearing everything from a Krispy Kreme had to a unicorn horn on the @k9_jester account.  His pictures have been shared all over the world.


“I kind of wanted to humanize the police dogs; show the funnier, lighter side of police dogs,” explained Officer Walker.  “It’s not all about being vicious, mean animals.”


Jester was purchased by the El Cajon Police Department thanks to a grant provided by the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation named for its founder who is also the Super Bowl-winning quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers.