K-9 Unit

Police K-9’s provide an excellent and economical tool for the community. Their use is multifaceted and includes:
  • Searching for
    • Criminals
    • Missing persons
    • Illegal drugs
  • Suspect apprehension
  • Officer protection
Their mere presence and knowledge of their presence at a scene has a significant deterrent effect.

Training
Police service dogs in Florida are trained and certified according to standards established by the Florida Law Enforcement K-9 Association. K-9’s are tested in the following areas of proficiency:
  • Patrol Dog
    • Obedience
    • Agility
    • Searches
    • Suspect apprehension
  • Tracking
  • Narcotics Detection