K-9 Unit

The Sheriff’s K-9 Unit falls under the supervision of the Warrant Unit Officer-In-Charge. The unit is comprised of two highly trained explosive bomb dog handlers, and one highly trained narcotics detection dog handler. This task force is available at all times to assist federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. This task force was the first of its kind in the nation, and is looked at across the county as a template for other states.

Explosives Team

Our canine explosive dogs sweep the courts facility buildings and parking areas routinely, to ensure the safety of all visitors and employees throughout the facilities.


Every dog and handler must go through 14 weeks of vigorous training, on land, water and even in the air. Continued in-service training exercises and testing is done to ensure that each K-9 is operationally ready to respond to any reported explosive threat response call.