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Police K-9 Unit
The K-9 Unit is a support unit consisting of an officer / handler(s) and their trained police canine. The K-9 Unit is assigned regular patrol duties in addition to their K-9 function. The unit is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The canine unit does provide outside agency assistance based on the department's "Mutual Assistance Canine Policy."

Duties of the unit include:
  • Building searches for offenders in hiding
  • Assist in arrest or prevention of escape of serious or violent offenders
  • Protection of officer and/or others from serious injury
  • Field searches and tracking suspects
  • Locate lost or missing persons when applicable
  • Recover evidence of a crime
  • Detect the presence of concealed narcotics