The Defiance County Sheriff's Office has had a long tradition of K-9's dating back to the 1970's. Since 1989, there has been a continuous K-9 program, which now has three active K-9 units. All of the current K-9's and their handlers have completed intensive training through the Allen County Sheriff's Office training academy in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This training is a fourteen week long course in which each K-9 and handler are trained in officer protection, tracking, article search, building search, and drug detection. Not every dog can become a K-9, and many German Shepards fail to meet all of the requirements. The Defiance County Sheriff's Office is proud of the tradition that this program has established.
The K-9 program is maintained by the donations from the citizens of Defiance County. We are the Defiance County Sheriff's Office want to say "thank you" for your support.
Handled by Sgt. Moser
Handled by Deputy Flanary