Canine Unit

K-9 teams conduct building and area searches, track suspects and are used in other capacities where dogs and their handlers can provide unique assistance to a patrol deputy.

The Broward Sheriff's Office maintains canine (K-9) teams that assist deputies in a variety of law enforcement situations. Assigned to the Bureau of Regional Services under Specialized Operations, canine teams are trained for a particular objective with extensive training prior to any operation and continuous weekly training to maintain the highest level of efficiency.

Teams are generally assigned to specific locations but are used throughout the county as situations warrant.

The canine teams assigned to the main Court House, Port Everglades and the Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood International Airport are used to identify explosive devices or materials and BSO's Bomb Squad uses canines to assist deputies and technicians in hazardous situations. The team assigned to the Pembroke Park / West Park / South Broward district specializes in locating missing persons. Other teams are used to identify narcotics on a person, in a vehicle or in a structure.

Patrol canine teams are assigned throughout the county and are called upon to conduct building and area searches, track suspects and are used in other capacities where dogs and their handlers can provide unique assistance to a patrol deputy.

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