Canine (K9) Unit

 

The K-9 Unit is a valuable asset to the Butler County Sheriff’s Office as well as other agencies within the county. Four specially trained deputies work with the canines every day they are on duty. The handlers and canines attend specialized training together to perform their duties which include illegal narcotics detection, building searches, vehicle searches, crowd control, and tracking suspects or fugitives who flee on foot.

The unit trains sixteen (16) hours a month to maintain proficiency in performing the skills associated with their duties and are on call 24 hours a day.