K-9 Unit

The Stillwater Police Department Canine Unit utilizes highly trained police canines to assist in a variety of specialized, and often dangerous, circumstances. The canines have proven to be an extremely valuable resource in the effective investigation and suppression of criminal activity. The K-9 Officers are assigned to the unit full time and work on regular scheduled patrol shifts. They are also on-call and available for use by patrol division, special operations team, special projects drug investigators as well as being regularly utilized by surrounding law enforcement agencies.

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All Stillwater Police Canines are dual purpose dogs. This means they are utilized for the detection of illegal drugs as well as patrol functions including:

In order for an officer to become a K-9 handler he must be a police officer for a minimum of 18 months, have satisfactory evaluations, and complete a testing and interview process. Final selection is at the discretion of the Chief of Police.