The K-9 Unit consists of one officer and one drug detection dog. The K-9 Officer and dog go through weeks of rigorous training to become reliable and certified in the detection of illegal drugs. The training is ongoing with the handler training with the canine several times a week. Currently, the canine is assigned to the SRT unit. The officer and canine are available to assist all divisions as needed. The canine is routinely used to assist officers in locating illicit drugs during search warrants and vehicle stops.