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:
The canine teams are certified annually through the Virginia Police Workdog Association.
- Building searches
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