To reduce the injuries to law enforcement officers resulting from criminal attacks by a timely response to incidents that manifest high officer hazards, as well as potential serious injuries to suspects as a result of their combative behavior.
To reduce the manpower needed to thoroughly search a building or structure.
To reduce the time spent conducting the search of a building or structure.
To assist in the apprehension of suspects; when appropriate, assist officers in investigations where controlled substances or marijuana are believed to be involved.
To deter aggression against officers during lawful arrest
To operate as a support unit responsible for providing effective general and specialized law enforcement services to the community.
When possible, the canine team should make every effort to provide 24-hour-a-day emergency call-out availability.
Conduct building searches.
Conduct searches for suspects and/or evidence.
Provide for the timely response to crimes in progress and officer assistance calls.
Render assistance to outside agencies on approval of the on-duty sergeant, or officer in charge (OIC). Protect peace officers and citizens from acts of violence.
Provide assistance in any situation where the canine team’s capabilities can be effectively utilized.