The Tracy Police Department K9 Unit operates within the Bureau of Field Operations Division, Patrol Unit.
There are currently four full-time teams that are on duty at various times. Each handler officer and their K9 receive a minimum of 16 hours of training per month together. The training consists of tracking, article search, area search, apprehension, obedience, narcotic detection, and more.
Tracy Police Department K9s are capable of searching for suspects who have fled from a crime scene or termination a pursuit, as well as clothing and weapons related to a crime. The K9s can also search for narcotics hidden in residences or vehicles.
The Police Department’s dogs are purchased and maintained through public funds and generous private donations. The Department appreciates and respects the work of our K9 partners and strives to maintain their health and well-being.
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of work can the dogs do?
Where do the dogs live?
How long do the dogs work?
Are the K9 vehicles equipped with special equipment?
In addition to the standard air conditioning, each K9 vehicle is also equipped with additional fans to keep the dog comfortable. Each K9 vehicle is also equipped with heat sensors that constantly monitor the temperature inside the vehicle. If the interior temperature becomes warm, an alarm sounds, and the remote pager worn by each handler is activated.
Where do the dogs come from?
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