On Wednesday, February 22, 2012, at 2pm, the San Francisco Police Department held a special ceremony at the Hall of Justice, 850 Bryant Street Room 551, acknowledging the fine work of the men and women in the Investigations Bureau for the year 2011. There were specific cases highlighted for their particular notoriety.
During the ceremony, Chief Greg Suhr presented a Department star to a member of the Department who has been instrumental in the fight against narcotics trafficking. The member is a
3 year-old Springer Spaniel imported from England named Mac and was provided to the Department by HIDTA Director Ronald Brooks in July 2010. Mac is trained to detect marijuana, cocaine (HCL and Base), methamphetamine, MDMA and heroin. Mac is involved in the interdiction of both parcel and luggage, warrant searches, traffic stops, Federal takedowns, and narcotics and gang suppression operations.
Since joining the Department, Mac has assisted in the seizure of over $3,750,000.00 in US currency determined to be illegal proceeds from narcotics trafficking. This US currency was seized through search warrants, parcels, airport passenger encounters, large take downs in both narcotics and gang related operations.
Mac has also assisted in the seizure of over 500 lbs of illegal controlled substances, including multiple pounds of cocaine HCL, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA and heroin.
Mac has provided assistance to SFPD, San Mateo Sheriff's Office, San Mateo Narcotics Task Force, Millbrae PD, San Jose PD, Oakland PD, Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement, Southern Alameda Major Crimes Task Force, US Postal Service, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Department of Homeland Security and Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms.
Mac’s handler is Officer Britt Elmore assigned to the Narcotics Federal Task Force.