The K-9 Unit is comprised of four dogs. Two of our dogs are trained in narcotics detection. All K-9s are trained in apprehension work. The dog is the K-9 officer's best tool - let alone best friend. Their primary function is risking their life to save the life of a police officer when faced with danger. The officer and their K-9 partner go through extensive training. All of our teams attend a 420 hour in-service training course which requires a great deal of dedication.
The K-9 Unit provides demonstrations, on a regular basis, to increase public awareness of what the K-9 Unit does and the services they perform.
The Department utilizes the K-9 for building searches, area searches, narcotic searches, article searches, vehicle searches and to assist Patrol officers on routine service calls. The K-9 remains a constant reminder of how important officer safety is.