The Department’s Canine Unit deploys 4 dogs. Sgt. Korey Rounds, oversees the work of the unit, which also consists of Patrolman 1st Class (PFC) Robert Martin and PFC Christopher Mullaney.
Sgt. Rounds handles K-9 Timo, a 10 year-old yellow Labrador, acquired in November 2007. Sgt. Rounds is a 14-year veteran of the department and has been assigned to the patrol division throughout this career. Sgt. Rounds and Timo are both certified through the National Association of Professional K-9 Handlers. Timo specializes in the detection of drugs and is a valuable resource to the department in performing this function with great success.
K-9 Barney, an 9 year-old Belgian Malinois is handled by PFC Robert Martin. PFC Martin is a 14-year veteran of the department who has been assigned to the patrol division throughout his career. PFC Martin and Barney are certified through the National Association of Professional K-9 Handlers. Barney is cross-trained in drug detection and as a patrol dog. Barney has aided in the detection of illegal drugs in vehicles and has been responsible for the apprehension of fleeing suspects in a number of serious crimes.
K-9 Elmo, a 6 year-old Belgian Malinois is assigned to PFC Mullaney. PFC Mullaney is an 12-year veteran of the department who has been assigned to the patrol division throughout his career. This duo is also certified through the National Association of Professional K-9 Handlers. K-9 Elmo is crossed-trained in tracking, building searches, aggression, obedience and narcotics’ detection. PFC Mullaney and Elmo have been responsible for the seizure of numerous illegal drugs and the apprehension of suspects in criminal cases making them a valuable asset to the department in their short tenure as a K-9 team.