K9 Unit FAQ

 

In 1998, the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office was successful in securing private grant money to help fund the creation of the Canine Unit. Our unit began with one dual-purpose drug dog named K9 Yago. Our unit is self-funded and runs off of fundraisers and donations. Our yearly fundraisers make it possible to afford our dogs the proper vet care, food and equipment; and our K9 team’s invaluable training and certifications. Our K9 unit operates with a zero budget, which gives an invaluable resource to our citizens without using tax dollars.

Our K9 teams are proud to be certified through NAPWDA (North American Police Working Dog Association). This yearly certification is a test that measures the skill of each K9 team, and must be passed each year to remain in service.

Currently we have four K9 teams. Two dual-purpose bomb dogs, one dual purpose drug dog and one single purpose tracking dog.

 

K9 Ranger & Deputy Jeff Belback

RANGER
Deputy Jeff Belback
Single Purpose
Trailing & Tracking

K9 Riky & Deputy Mike Bello

RIKY
Deputy Mike Bello
Dual Purpose
Narcotics & Patrol

K9 Woody & Deputy Eric Quatman

WOODY
Deputy Eric Quatman
Dual Purpose
Explosives & Patrol

K9 Zeke & Deputy Pete Perrier

ZEKE
Deputy Pete Perrier
Dual Purpose
Explosives & Patrol

FORMER CANINES 

 


K9 Fetyls
FETYLS
Dual Purpose
Narcotic & Patrol

 


K9 Nico
NICO
Explosive & Patrol
(EOW 07/28/18)


K9 Banditt
BANDITT
Explosive & Patrol
(EOW 02/02/17)


K9 Max
MAX
Narcotic & Patrol
(EOW 10/14/15)


K9 Bobby
BOBBY
Explosive & Patrol
(EOW 11/12/13)


K9 Adicus
ADICUS
Narcotic & Patrol
(EOW 2015)

 


K9 Jango
JANGO
Narcotic & Patrol
(EOW 2015)


K9 Rocky
ROCKY
Narcotic & Patrol
(EOW 2014)


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ARGO
Narcotic & Patrol
(EOW 2006)


K9 Yago
YAGO
Narcotic & Patrol
(EOW 2012)

Frequently Asked Questions 

 

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