It’s often said that humans don’t deserve dogs. But when it comes to K9 Hoss, there’s no doubt, Cardinals do.

From homesickness and difficult course loads to the added anxiety of the pandemic, college is full of stressors. That’s where K9 Hoss comes in. Unlike traditional police dogs, the 4-year-old Labrador’s duties involve less drugs and more hugs as the University of Louisville Police Department’s first therapy dog.

“We believe that a primary mission of law enforcement is to provide service to [our community],” said Sergeant Diana Brian. “Having a support dog is an excellent example.” Read More

On July 7, 2021 the West Pikeland PA Police Department called the Chester County Sheriff’s Office in PA requesting assistance with help finding a missing woman.  The woman was emotionally distraught and ran from her home leaving a good bye note behind.

The Chester County Sheriff’s Office Canine Unit responded within an hour to the location.  The area that the woman fled in was densely wooded and remote.  The heat index on this date was estimated to rise to 105.  Chester County Sheriff canine members Deputy Dave Barbone and his canine partner Dexter along with Deputy Matthew Moyer and his canine partner Zeeke responded.

A plan was devised and within 20 minutes canine Dexter found and indicated where the woman was.    The woman had fallen or jumped down a 25 foot ridge and was covered by vegetation.  Her family had covered the area she was found earlier with negative results.  Even with the CCSO K9 team located her she would not say anything to alert anyone of her presence.

Deputy Barbone used his tracking lead to get to the area that the woman was in.  He then used the lead to help pull her out of the thicket she was in.

If not for the quick efforts of the West Pikeland Police Department and response of the Chester County Sheriff’s Office Canine Unit responding to this situation it  would not have been resolved so quickly. The woman only suffered superficial wounds.   Deputy David Barbone and his canine partner are to be commended for locating this woman in a timely manner.

Today we pay tribute to a certain breed of local law enforcement heroes. Unfortunately, not one of them will be able to read our words of praise. Yes, Dax, we’re talking to you. And to Duke. And, of course, to Diesel.

They’re Lake County’s police dogs, but there are many others across the suburbs. They’ve saved lives, tracked suspects and followed their noses to lead officers to drugs, explosives and more. Just last week, Browser, assigned to the Lake County State’s Attorney’s office, helped officers sniff out computer electronics, which led to child porn charges against an Antioch Township man. Read More

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis visited the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office on Friday morning to sign a police K9 bill into Florida law.

When police K9s are hurt in the line of duty, the new Florida law will allow first responders to take police K9s in an ambulance and give them emergency medical care.

“Law enforcement K-9s are often the first to put their lives on the line by providing critical life-saving services. Today, I’m signing legislation to ensure they quickly receive the care they need when injured in the line of duty,” DeSantis said in a tweet. Read More

SPRING HILL, Fla. – On Monday night at 10:06 p.m., Hernando County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on Moondance Circle in Spring Hill in reference to a report of an attempted home invasion.

The caller told 911 dispatchers that she observed three unknown suspects via video surveillance walking around the perimeter of her home. She further advised one of the suspects was armed with an AR-15 style rifle, while a second suspect had what appeared to be a handgun.

 All three suspect were wearing masks. Read More

The Forsyth County Police department uncovered several drugs from a vehicle with the help of their K9 Ivo.
Early Thursday morning on McFarland Parkway, a Forsyth County Deputy pulled over 28-year old Misty Slaton after witnessing an improper turn. The deputy says he then noticed some inconsistencies in Ms. Slaton’s behavior.
After declining a search of her vehicle, the deputy brought out K9 Ivo, a certified narcotics detection canine to conduct a free air sniff. K9 Ivo indicated the odor of illegal narcotics, giving probable cause for a search of the car.
During the search, deputies located 24 assorted multicolored pills, 1.1 pounds of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and a small amount of heroin. Read More

Tails were wagging at Ella Risk Elementary School in Central Falls Tuesday, as the police department and its K-9 officer stopped by for a special ceremony.

Surrounded by excited schoolchildren, K-9 Officer Zoom took his oath of office.

He was joined by his handler, K-9 Officer Kerry Craig, as well as Col. Anthony Roberson, Capt. Christopher Reed, and several other officers, with students showering the police dog with gifts and kind words.

“It really meant a lot to me,” Craig told NBC 10 News during a brief interview after the ceremony. Read More

Border Patrol agents arrested a woman attempting to smuggle methamphetamine through an immigration checkpoint on May 1, 2021 in Salton City, California.

The incident occurred at approximately 6:45 a.m., when a gray 2009 Dodge Journey approached a highway immigration checkpoint. A Border Patrol K-9 detection dog alerted to the vehicle in the primary inspection lane.

Agents directed the vehicle to enter the secondary inspection area for further investigation.

During their inspection, agents discovered 42 packages of narcotics hidden inside the rocker panels of the vehicle. The contents inside of the packages tested positive for the characteristics of methamphetamine. Agents arrested the driver and held her for further processing. Read More

A Yuma Sector Border Patrol canine is being credited with helping authorities locate two major drug seizures within a week.

The dog, named Cibi, alerted authorities to the presence of drugs in a Dodge Dakota at the Highway 78 immigration checkpoint around 3 p.m. Monday, according to a press release.

Two U.S. citizens from Brawley, California, were arrested when a search of the car resulted in a leather jacket sleeve being found hidden under the vehicle’s rear seat with a duct-taped package inside that contained over seven pounds of fentanyl. Read More