K9 Unit

The K9 Unit is a specialized unit within the Patrol Services Division. Park Police K9 Unit members are not assigned to specific geographical areas in the county. This allows the K9 Unit to be available to respond to any emergency where a K9 team will be beneficial.


This specialized unit currently includes a Sergeant, five officers and their canine partners. The K-9 unit is responsible for Patrol/CDS Detection and Explosive Ordinance Detection, as well as the following:
  • All crimes in progress calls;
  • Area and building searches;
  • Assisting mutual aide law enforcement partners;
  • Burglary and robbery alarms;
  • Searching for lost persons;
  • Tracking and apprehending fleeing suspects; and
  • Vehicle and narcotic searches.