K-9 teams are utilized in many different capacities at the Sheriff’s Office. The K-9 Division assists the Uniform Patrol Division, the Criminal Investigations Division, the Warrants Division, as well as the Haralson-Paulding Drug Task Force. The K-9 Division also regularly assists our neighboring jurisdictions when it becomes necessary. K-9 teams primarily focus on the detection of narcotics as well as the apprehension of fleeing suspects. However, K-9 teams will assist in the location of missing and lost persons or children as well.
The K-9 Division is one of the most visible divisions at the Sheriff’s Office. K-9 Deputies speak at schools, churches, Boy Scout/Cub Scout groups, as well as other community events. Deputies with the K-9 Division strive to teach children about the Sheriff’s Office, the canines, as well as numerous other aspects of law enforcement.