K-9 Unit
 

The Harnett County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit currently consists of 4 teams. These teams are certified by the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) 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 or hidden explosives
  • 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
  • Povide high profile foot patrols of places such as schools, shopping complexes and parks

K-9 Deputies: (Left to Right) Deputy J. Holder and "Nitro" Deputy M. Kemp and "Quanto" Sergeant T. Bradley and 'Thor" Deputy D. Pastirik "Diesel".