Our K-9s are trained to detect narcotics and perform patrol tasks such as building and area searches, tracking, evidence recovery, handler protection and criminal apprehension. Since the beginning of the program, our K-9s have been instrumental in apprehending an armed robbery suspect, solving a string of daytime burglaries, locating narcotics, finding abandoned weapons, and stopping the abduction of a young girl from her home while she was sleeping. The dogs and handlers have also been responsible for a variety of criminal arrests, narcotics arrests and seizures of cash and property.
The unit has successfully collaborated with the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Ashland County Sheriff's Office and other surrounding law enforcement agencies. In addition, our K-9 officers go out into the community to strut their stuff and show their appreciation to the people of Ashland. Our K-9 officers have gone to schools, businesses and many charitable events.
Special thanks to Lloyd & Norma Wygant, The Norma Foundation, and the many other members of our community who have donated so generously to make our K-9 units possible!