K-9 Unit

The department has two K-9 Units that are available to assist patrol officers around the clock. The units are allowed 16 hours per month for maintenance training to ensure the K-9's proficiency, and they are trained to do the following: 

  • Located and indicate six illegal drug odors
  • Search buildings and other areas for unauthorized persons
  • Track criminals and search for lost people
  • Search for evidence dropped by criminals in flight
  • Apprehend criminals that have committed serious crimes with minimum force
  • Protect the handler during a physical altercation

    Police K-9's that are properly trained and handled, provide invaluable assistance to field officers in the detection of crime and apprehension of suspects.
    Our K-9 Unit obtains yearly certifications.  Groups that are interested in a K-9 demonstration should contact Sgt. Kyle Tonniges.