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Richard Kim

Richard Kim
Richard Kim
Police Officer K-9 Unit

Officer Richard Kim has been with the SFPD for 23 years and has worked at the Southern, Central, Ingleside and Field Training Offices.  He has been in the SFPDAB K-9 Unit for 10 years.

Officer Kim completed the TSA Explosive Detection Canine Training at Lackland Airforce Base in San Antonio Texas in December 2008.  His current K-9 partner is “Bridger” a Yellow Labrador Retriever who is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corp.  Bridger served in Afghanistan in 2012, locating IEDs (improvised explosive device) for the USMC.  Bridger is a certified explosive detection canine protecting the travelers who come to SFO.  Bridger is an extremely obedient, intelligent, and playful canine.  K-9 Bridger’s job responsibilities include VIP/Dignitary protection, patrolling SFO for destructive devices, K-9 demonstrations and public relations with all who pass through SFO.