OFFICER TISHA SMITH & K9 GUNNER K9 Gunner is a male Belgian Malinois from Slovakia. He was born on November 18, 2016.  Gunner joined the Elk Grove Police Department Canine Unit in January 2018.  His partner is Police Officer Tisha Smith. This is Officer Smith’s second dog in the unit. Officer Smith has been in law enforcement since 2000 and with the Elk Grove Police Department since 2006.  Gunner is trained for patrol and will later be cross-trained for firearms detection.  Gunner is very social and always happy to give hugs to willing participants. K9 Gunner and Officer Smith are proud to serve the City of Elk Grove and excited to hit the streets as a team.