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.

“My eyes are your eyes, to watch and protect you and yours. My ears are your ears, to hear and detect evil minds in the dark. My nose is your nose, to scent the invader of your domain. And so you may live, my life is also yours.”

Loki, 2009 – 2015 Loki, 2009 – 2015

Innately selfless and tireless, these K-9 Heroes will always be in our hearts.

Your contribution to K-9 Friends – no matter how small – makes a big difference for our heroes, their safety and the security of our community.