K-9 Unit

The Canine program is comprised of six K9 handlers and their canine partners. The K9 handlers and canines work under the supervision of a patrol sergeant and lieutenant. Each K9 handler is assigned to a specific shift in patrol under Field Services. 

An effective canine program is an essential element to a successful police agency. A properly managed and trained canine program can significantly reduce time spent on calls for service, reduce officer safety risks, reduce risks to the public at large and have a significant effect on reducing crime. Furthermore, it provides community outreach as a conduit to educate the people to the use of canine’s in law enforcement. The police canine’s superior olfactory abilities are capable of performing at a higher degree of efficiency and accuracy when compared to an officer. 

As a result, the ability to apprehend, track and locate people is a valuable asset to the agency. Obviously the law enforcement professional will never be replaced but the law enforcement canine can certainly provide an added benefit to the law enforcement community.

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K9 1

Officer Dan Emerson and Roman



K9 2

Officer Jason Miller and Rex


                      


K9 3
Officer Joe Gregorio and Argo


K9 4

Officer Hector Villarreal
and Alex
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K9 5

Officer Tisha Smith
and Gunner
 

K9 6

Officer Braden Kelly and Jax
         

 

K-9 Unit Pictures

Obedience Training

Obedience Training

Obedience Training

Obedience Training

Obedience Training

Obedience Training

Search/Apprehension

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Obedience Training

Obedience Training

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