Specialized Units

Current Specialized Units
  • Accident Investigation 
  • Downtown Development Authority Officer
  • K9
  • Lawnet
  • S.W.A.T.
  • School Resource Officer (SRO)
  • Ypsilanti Community Action Team (YCAT)
K-9 Officer and Buky
K-9 Officer Schembri has been with the Ypsilanti Police Department since November 1995. His partner, K-9 Buky, was born in the Czech Republic. The two have worked the streets of Ypsilanti together since October 2007.

Officer Schembri and K-9 Buky attended the Von Der Haus Gill Police K-9 Academy in Wapakoneta, Ohio. At this facility, K-9 Buky was trained for duties that include narcotics detection, tracking, handler protection, building search, area search, article search and criminal apprehension.