The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit currently has ten K-9 teams. We have three German Shepherds, four Belgian Mailnois, two Bloodhounds and a Golden Retriever. Each team within the K-9 unit completes an annual certification that is mandated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Along with detection training, the teams are also trained in human tracking, article and building searches, criminal apprehension and handler protection. The K-9 teams work alongside with the patrol deputies daily, while providing assistance with the needs and requests of the other specialty units within the
The mission of the K-9 unit is to support all law enforcement activity and the community of St. Johns County. This support is a force multiplier which assists in the apprehension of fleeing criminals, warrant searches, building and area searches, search and rescue, pursuits, illegal drug eradication, bomb searches, along with assisting patrol deputies with in-progress calls for service. Aside from their law enforcement duties, the K-9 teams visit schools, churches and businesses to give demonstrations of their canine’s abilities and to educate and give the public a better understanding of what the team is utilized for.
K-9 Inverness “Invey”