K9 Unit

Canines are used for searching wanted or fleeing suspects; apprehending fleeing suspects; crowd control; and public relations demonstrations for local schools and community organizations. The K-9,s and their Handlers receive intensive training to become certified to perform their assigned duties.

Canines are also assigned to narcotics detection. Prior to being put into service, canines used for narcotics detection are trained and certified in locating hidden quantities of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine.

The K-9 Handlers are equipped with leashes, collars, brushes, and other related equipment needed to work and care for the dogs. The agency provides dog food, and all of the animals' medical and dental needs. Oftentimes, when a canine is retired from active service with the Sheriff's Office, the animal is given to their last Handler.

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