K-9 Unit

The Hanover County Sheriff's Office currently has four handler/canine teams. This unit is assigned to Uniform Patrol Operations and each member has extensive training in multiple patrol techniques to include:
  • Tracking
  • Apprehension
  • Building searches
The canine teams are certified annually through the Virginia Police Workdog Association. The unit has been utilized in many different situations to include:
  • Article searches for criminal evidence
  • High-risk occurrences
  • Locating lost children and senior adults
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