About the Unit
In addition to regular patrol duties, K-9 Handlers assist patrol and Special Operations divisions in locating and apprehending criminals and missing persons.

K-9 Handlers and their partners are certified biannually through the National Association of Professional Canine Handlers in the following areas as dual purpose narcotics and patrol dogs: 
  • Building searches
  • Evidence detection
  • Obedience
  • Officer protection
  • Tracking
K-9 Handlers and their partners participate in community services such as demonstrations and educate the public in their unique abilities. In addition to these duties, K-9 Handlers are also responsible for the training and care of their partners whether on duty or off.