The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit was established in 1989 with three K-9s assigned to the Patrol Division, trained in either narcotic and explosives detection, deputy protection, suspect apprehension, riot control and other high risk activities required by the patrol offiers.
Each K-9 is assigned to one specific deputy and lives with that deputy and his family for four to six years until the K-9 retires. When the K-9 retires from service, the deputy has the first option to keep the K-9 as his pet. Lifelong bonds are formed between these specially trained, loyal dogs and their handlers.
We owe them a debt of gratitude for helping to keep our community safe.