K-9 UNITs



ABOUT THE UNIT:

The Martin County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond and assist patrol operations and investigative functions. In addition to assisting in apprehending dangerous suspects and protecting the handler, a Police K-9 is often called upon to help locate narcotics or evidence such as weapons or other items either discarded or hidden by suspects.  


A K-9's sense of smell can be over one-million times stronger than that of a human.  That, along with acute hearing, makes the K-9 a vital asset to the Sheriff’s Office and the community they serve. 


RESPONSIBILITIES

When not working, the K-9s live at home with their handlers. This is beneficial for both the K-9 and the handler as it strengthens the bond between them. The handler cares for the K-9 on a day-to-day basis in regards to feeding, cleaning, exercise, medical care, training, and socializing. 


This also enables the K-9 Team to respond to a critical incident call with a prompt response team.  


MARTIN cOUNTY K-9 UNITS

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Virka

Handler: Corporal Tyler Reed
Handler Certification: Narcotics Handler
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Spike

Handler: Deputy Larry Gibson
Handler Certification: Narcotics Handler
Canine Date of Birth: 2013
Date of Service: 2013
Breed: Belgian Malinois
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