The K-9 Team
Madison County Sheriff
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit consists of four Deputy’s and 5 Canines. Each canine is trained and certified for specific task, whether it be tracking, sniffing out narcotics or explosives. The agencies K-9 Unit is comprised of four deputies. At times they also respond to surrounding agencies that request the use of a canine. Each shift is equipped with a K9 and its handler.
The K-9 Team focuses on the detection of illegal narcotics, suspect apprehension, and tracking while maintaining superior standards in training and certification. In addition to regular duties, the K-9 officer will spend a great deal of time training their partners to maintain a maximum level of efficiency as a team. Madison County Sheriff’s Office.
Our K-9 team is a valuable part of daily law enforcement operations. K-9 dogs are an extremely valuable law enforcement tool. They are trained in:
- Handler protection
- Searching techniques
- Article searches
- Narcotics detection
- Explosives Detection
- And more
Using the K-9 Unit
The deployment of a K-9 Team can save hours of time for Law Enforcement Officers. A K-9 team can search quickly and effectively, resulting in increased officer safety, the apprehension of suspects, and increased safety for the community. Our K-9 Team has effectively apprehended dangerous suspects, located evidence, and recovered narcotics which were hidden by drug dealers.
The K-9 Team provides public demonstrations and attends educational programs for community groups and students.