About Officer Dickens
Soyer’s handler is Officer Mitchell Dickens. Officer Dickens has been with the Roseville Police Department as a sworn officer since October 2015.
Officer Dickens began his law enforcement career with RPD as an intern during his junior year in college at Minnesota State University - Mankato. He fell in love with the department and the community during that time and knew that Roseville was the place he wanted to work.
Officer Dickens has had a fascination with police K9s since childhood. Few officers get the opportunity to become a handler during their careers and he feel fortunate to be a K9 officer.
For Officer Dickens, being a handler is much more than just being able to have a dog with him at work. The responsibilities, trust, time and effort that is put into the dog is something he takes very seriously. He is proud of the organization and process that allowed him to take a young dog with no understanding of basic commands through a four-month training and emerge certified to work the streets.