The Field Operations Division has dual purpose German Shepherds assigned to each shift that play a critical role in keeping the City safe. Dak and Tryko are all certified in narcotics and marijuana detection and Rudy is certified in explosive detection.
K-9 teams are used for a wide array of tasks, which include drug detection and locating fleeing suspects, missing persons, explosive detection, crime scene evidence and missing articles.
K-9 teams respond to assist Field and CID operations on a city-wide basis, seven days a week, 24 hours a day. K-9 teams also assist with emergency calls for service including "officer needs help", "assistance" or "back-up" calls.
The K-9 Unit is assigned to the Field Operations Division, and as such is deployed at the direction of the Division Commander.