Canine Unit

K-9 Unit

The K-9’s are utilized in calls ranging from tracking suspects, narcotics detection, article searches and building searches to conducting demonstrations at schools and local events. The dogs are a proven deterrent to criminals who might otherwise try to confront an officer. The Griffin Police Department’s K-9 unit prides itself on having dogs that are capable of adjusting to a multitude of situations and surroundings. K-9 handlers are committed to the life of their dogs due to the training and the bond that develops. Police dogs begin their training at approx. 1 to 2 years of age. They must be able to adopt to various environments and rapidly changing situations and pass a comprehensive physical exam. The handlers and their dogs attend numerous hours of training each year. It requires dedication and physical fitness. A lot of time and effort goes into training dogs and their handlers for the K-9 unit, but they are worthy and a valuable resource for law enforcement. The Griffin Police Department currently has two (2) German Malinois; (Hellmut) and (Buddy) and one (1) Dutch Shepard (Argo)




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