The objective of the Police Canine (K-9) Team is to provide the department with additional specialized units to increase its effectiveness in the detection and prevention of crime as well as the apprehension of criminals.
The canine team provides a tangible service to the department and also has a psychological effect on the criminal activity of the community.
The greatest value of the canine team lies in the ability of the
dog's keen senses of sight, hearing, and smell to aid in the search of
drugs, persons, and structures, as well as promoting positive public
image of the Department's expertise and efficiency.