Submitted photo Border services officer (BSO) Mark Ingalls and Caper primarily worked at land border crossings in the Pacific Highway District but also took time to attend local events and detector dog displays throughout their career together.

Detector dog ‘Caper’ retires

10 years of service to Canada Border Services Agency

After 10 years of service, “detector dog” Caper is officially off duty.

An important member of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in the Pacific Region, Caper retired in May.

Border services officer (BSO) Mark Ingalls and Caper primarily worked at land border crossings in the Pacific Highway District but also took time to attend local events and detector dog displays throughout their career together.

Caper’s keen nose provided support to many significant seizures totalling approximately 200 kilograms of cocaine, 55 kilograms of methamphetamine and countless marijuana seizures.

One highlight for the duo was when BSO Ingalls and Caper provided assistance to a local police department by conducting a vehicle search. Caper alerted officers to the centre console of an SUV and further inspection revealed a hidden compartment containing multiple pre-packaged narcotics. Thanks to Caper’s skill and BSO Ingalls’ expertise, these narcotics never made it into our communities.

Caper is settling into her post-career life with BSO Ingalls and his family.

“Although we are sad to see Caper leave the Agency, we are grateful for the many years of dedicated service she provided. Caper and her handler BSO Ingalls had many successes throughout their career together and we will be forever grateful for the enthusiasm, service excellence and commitment they have shown,” said Daniela Evans, District Director, Pacific Highway District, Pacific Region.