The Fannin County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit consists of handlers / working dog teams, that can be assigned to all divisions of the department. Teams assigned to the Patrol, Warrants, and the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad are certified in several areas to include suspect tracking and apprehension, narcotics detection, article search and evidence recovery, and building searches.
About the Dogs
The program utilizes several different dog breeds such as Belgian Malinois, and Labrador Retrievers, all of which possess particular traits that make them especially well-suited for their assigned duties, much like our Vendy and Lucho.
In addition to their regular duties, the K-9 teams are utilized for a variety of public relations and community outreach functions. Each dog is assigned solely to his or her handler and lives with them at their home, creating a strong bond that ensures a solid working partnership between the two.