Officer Bayer has been with the Columbia Police Department since 1998. He started as a Dispatcher in the Communications Center and later became a Police Officer in 2003. he is also an EMT with the Columbia Emergency Medical Service.
K-9 Cezar was born on January 18, 2004 and is a male German Shepherd imported from Slovakia. He has been with Officer Bayer and other members of the Columbia Police Department since April 2005. He is trained in narcotics detection, criminal apprehension, tracking, and handler protection.
K-9 Cezar and Officer Bayer are the Columbia Police Department's first K-9 team.