Police K-9s provide an excellent and economical tool for the community. Their use is multifaceted and includes; searching for criminals, missing persons, illegal drugs, suspect apprehension and officer protection. Their mere presence and knowledge of their presence at a scene has a significant deterrent effect.
Police service dogs in Florida are trained and certified according to standards established by the Florida Law Enforcement K-9 Association.
K-9s are tested in the following areas of proficiency:
Patrol Dog (which includes obedience, agility, searches and suspect apprehension)
Tracking and Narcotics Detection
For more information about the K9 Unit, call (561) 848-2525.