The Harnett County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit currently consists of five teams. These teams are certified by the IPWDA - International Police Working Dog Association after completing 14 weeks of training consisting of 560 hours of education by certified instructors. The teams must then attend 16 hours of in-service training each month which is supplemented by regular training exercises. These teams are trained in the following areas:
- Track and find wanted criminals or missing persons in urban, rural or wooded areas.
- Search all types of buildings for criminals in hiding.
- Search for evidence or property connected with a crime.
- Search for illegal drugs.
- Chase and apprehend criminals escaping arrest who may be armed and dangerous.
- Act as a deterrent and back up in dangerous situations such as fights, riots and disturbances
- Provide high profile foot patrols of places such as schools, shopping complexes and parks.
- Sergeant M. McCoy
- Sergeant C. Collins
- Deputy K. Letarte
- Deputy K. Williamson
- Deputy R. Mangum