The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Canine Unit currently employs three Deputy Sheriff Canine Teams.Each dual purpose K9 Team is New York State certified in Narcotics and Patrol. The canine units provide random narcotic sniffs of Sheriff’s facilities as well as vehicles entering the facility grounds and act as a deterrent for the introduction of contraband into facilities.
Canine units are capable of locating illegal Narcotics in vehicles, luggage, buildings etc.The canine is trained to alert to Heroin, Marihuana, Cocaine, and Methamphetamine.The K9 Teams can locate hiding subjects, fleeing persons or subjects who may be hiding in buildings.Sheriff’s Canine units have been utilized for Search warrants, missing persons and the apprehension of felony subjects.Additionally, these canine units have provided several public demonstrations and classroom lectures explaining the function and capabilities of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s K9 Units.
Sheriff’s K9 unitsare available to any requestingLaw enforcement agency.The canine units have worked with and assisted the United States Drug Enforcement Agency, U. S Marshalls and many of the East End Police Departments.The K9 Teams are available 24 hours a day.
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