Our department utilizes four K9 teams, which are trained in suspect tracking, building searches and evidence location. Two of the dogs are German Shepherds and two are Belgian Malinois. Each dog lives with the handler and his family full time.
The teams are attached to our Patrol Division and collectively cover all shifts that patrol works. In addition, our teams are part of the larger Pierce County Metro K9 Team, which is available to respond anywhere in the county to assist other departments, small towns and tactical units.