In May 2009, the Palatine Police welcomed its third German Shepherd canine officer, "Iggy." Iggy was born in Europe in 2007, and is partnered with Officer Keith Kirkpatrick. Officer Kirkpatrick and Iggy completed an eight week long Basic K9 Training Program in Amelia County, Virginia. Iggy and Officer Kirkpatrick were certified through the North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA) in narcotics detection, building / area searches, criminal apprehension, handler protection and tracking of suspects and lost persons. Iggy assisted Palatine Officers on numerous narcotics and tracking cases.