Canine Teams

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The Canine Unit is a centralized uniform support service within Special Operations Division, which offers a specialized resource to the Sheriff’s Office through the professional utilization of an effective law enforcement tool, the Sheriff’s K-9. The mission of the Canine Unit is to enhance the Department’s efforts in crime prevention and detection, criminal apprehension, officer safety, and service to the community.

The Canine Unit is capable of providing assistance in several critical areas including, but not limited to: Officer protection, apprehension of suspects, psychological deterrent to suspect aggression, searching for suspects, evidence retrieval, lost children and adults and other general law enforcement duties in patrol, detention and the courts.