Sergeant Jeff Felt
Sergeant Felt joined the Madison Police Department in 1998. He served as a patrol officer working the night shift in the South District for 8 years. During that time, he was also a Field Training Officer (FTO), a member of the Special Events Team (SET) and a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team. In 2006, he was selected to be a canine officer and was paired with K9 Gildon. Gildon, a German Shepherd, was a dual purpose patrol dog sponsored by a generous donation from Veridian Homes. The two handled nearly 2000 K9 calls for service before Gildon retired December 1, 2013.
Sergeant Felt was promoted after Gildon's retirement and left the K9 unit for patrol operations. He returned to the K9 unit in July, 2015 when Sergeant Chris Boyd retired. Sergeant Felt has been paired with K9 Carl, another German Shepherd, since May of 2016. Carl is the City of Madison Police Department's first bomb detection canine. Carl is sponsored by a generous donation from Mary Morton and named after her beloved German Shepherd.
Sergeant Felt supervises a canine unit that has grown to 7 dual purpose patrol dogs and one single purpose bomb detector. The unit is funded almost entirely by the non-profit Capital K9s. For more information on how you can help support the team, please contact Capital K9s or Sergeant Felt.