Thursday, June 23, 2016

Four-footed Officers of Delmarva (Part 2)

This week we are acknowledging a very important part of law enforcement - the animal officers who serve and protect in departments across the Delmarva Peninsula. Here is part 2 which features four canines and their agencies.

• • • • • K9 "Kido", Delaware DOC • • • • •

About: the "K-9 Unit provides enhanced institutional security and a drug interdiction capability. The K-9 training regimen includes on-going proficiency training, narcotic drug detection, offender disturbance control, perimeter security, evidence collection, escapee apprehension and crowd control, as well as basic training. Upon completion of training, teams are certified at the Police Dog I standard under guidelines established by the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA)." Source:

Delaware Department of Correction links: and

• • • • • Canine Brune, Wicomico County Sheriff's Office • • • • •

This K9 was added to the sheriff's department in honor and memory of DFC John Brune. You can see more information at The John Brune Law Enforcement K-9 Foundation Facebook's page

Canine Brune's page offers snapshots of his career with the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office as he goes about his law enforcement duties. Follow him at

Sheriff's department links: and

• • • • • K9 "Cairo", Cambridge PD • • • • •

The Cambridge Police Department is the largest municipal police agency in Dorchester County.

View their Facebook album for K9 "Carl" here

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• • • • • Canine "Britt", Dover Police Department • • • • •

Photo from their website featuring Britt, a German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois Mix, who is assigned to Cpl. Barrett

About: "The Dover Police Department’s Canine Unit is a valuable resource utilized by DPD personnel. A canine team consists of an on-duty canine police officer and his assigned Department canine dog. The team is available for assignments 24-hours per day. Canine team duties include conducting building searches for hidden offenders, locating missing persons, tracking suspects who have fled the scene of a crime, performing article searches, detecting narcotics or explosives, and conducting public service canine demonstrations.The Dover Police Department currently has three dogs assigned to this unit." Source:

Dover K9 Links:

  • The Dover PD has some cool info answering your "Top Ten Canine Questions" on their website. Check it out here
  • K-9 Britt on YouTube -
  • DPD K9 Gerome -
  • In May K9 Britt and K9 Gerome visited kids at a local elementary school to explain what they do. See the Facebook post here.

Dover Police Department links: Website and Facebook page

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