About Officer Christensen
Cal's handler is Officer Mitch Christensen. Officer Christensen has been with the Roseville Police Department since 2010, when he joined RPD as a Reserve Officer. In 2012 he began serving as a Community Service Officer, and in 2014 he became a sworn Police Officer.
During his career, Officer Christensen has held a number of roles, including Field Training Officer, Background Investigator, Firearms Instructor, Explorer Advisor, and Reserve Unit Liaison.
Growing up with a police dog at home and then working alongside dogs early in his career, Officer Christensen quickly developed a strong interest in pursuing this specialized position. He also quickly realized the culture of excellence that existed in the RPD K9 unit and was excited and honored to be selected for this challenging but rewarding position. He understands that it takes a lot of work to maintain the high standards set by the previous handlers.