TRUCKEE, CALIF. (May 10, 2022) — The Truckee Police Department is thrilled to introduce the newest member of its command staff, Captain Mugshot. Originally named Billy Bob, this sweet 8-month-old, English bulldog was found in Kern County where he was picked up as a stray and placed with a local rescue group. That local rescue group reached out to the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe (HSTT) where he, along with several other dogs, were quickly transferred to the Truckee shelter. 

Captain Mugshot (nicknamed “Mugz”)
Captain Mugshot (nicknamed “Mugz”)

Billy Bob went into foster through HSTT’s foster program and it didn’t take long to recognize that this dog was something very special. Not only did all of the staff at HSTT see the uniqueness of this dog, but so did their partners at the Truckee Police Department. That’s why it didn’t take long for the department to decide it was time to bring a dog back onto the force.

Captain Mugshot was officially adopted by Truckee P.D. on May 6, 2022, and will soon be assuming the role of Community Outreach Canine. He will be working hard to provide outreach and education throughout the community on behalf of the police department. 

 “We are so excited to have this special canine working alongside our Truckee P.D. officers,” said Truckee P.D., support services manager, Deverie Acuff. “Community outreach is an important part of what we do and we’re excited for the community to meet the newest member of the team.”

Like any officer, Captain Mugshot (nicknamed “Mugz”) will be completing his training and once that is done, he’ll be out and about ready for duty and most importantly, ready to meet his community. This lucky pup will be living with Lt. Lisa Madden of the Truckee P.D.

About the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe:  The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe was founded in 1994 by a group of volunteers. Shortly after its establishment, the Humane Society and the Town of Truckee became partners and together have become the driving force of animal welfare in their region through rescue, protection and adoption. The partnership has continued to grow over the past two decades, solidifying a long-standing relationship in September of 2013 by opening the region’s first public animal shelter. This facility, located at 10961 Stevens Lane in Truckee, maximizes efficiency and effectiveness by housing the public and private entities under the same roof. The opening of a second location at 3438 Lake Tahoe Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe has enabled the agency to service the entire Lake Tahoe region.

The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe shelter

The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe is saving 100 percent of the community’s adoptable homeless pets. In addition, they rescue animals from overcrowded shelters whenever space allows. For more information, visit or call 530-587-5948, or follow HSTT on Facebook at