Canine Unit

Our Canine Team consists of six dogs paired with patrol handlers, each trained and dedicated in tracking or narcotics detection. 
 
Prior to deployment, and after completing a basic school related to their discipline, each team must pass the Oregon Police Canine Association (OPCA) Standards. Teams trained in narcotics detection are also encouraged to pass the Pacific Northwest Police Detection Dog Association (PNWK9) Standards. Additionally, we work hard to maintain proficiency by surpassing industry standards training at least 20 hours a month and passing annual standards testing.  
 
In addition to their vital patrol duties, the Canine team participates in dozens of public demonstrations every year to outreach to our community and provide safety education.  If you have an event or outreach opportunity you’d like to request our team attend, you’re welcome to email us

 

Meet our team!

k9 team

Learn more about the exciting work we do below from Sgt O'Reilly and Cpl Akin.