The Sheriff's Office Foundation proudly supports the Sheriff's K-9 unit through donations received.
A portion of the funds received goes directly to items such as:
- Retirement Care for the K-9's
- Tactical K-9 ballistic vests
- Training equipment and tools
The Sheriff's Office Foundation also provides the finical support for the annual K-9 trials. This event open to the public, where you can watch local area police dogs and handlers compete for bragging rights!
The Washington County Sheriff's office currently has five canines that are used in a variety of roles throughout the county. There is currently two K-9's which are trained in tracking, one K9 that is trained in narcotics detection, and two K-9's which are crossed trained in both tracking and narcotics detection.
More information about the K-9 teams can be found here.