meet K9

The Portland Police Department currently utilizes five K9 teams. Each team is made up of an officer and a trained dog who respond to a multitude of circumstances. The dogs and officers go through a long and intensive training process together with positive training methods. 

Three of the K9 teams are trained to conduct patrol functions such as searching for missing people, narcotics detection and assisting in suspect apprehension. Since they are important tools for public safety and crime suppression, the teams are on call together 24/7.

The other two K9 teams are trained in explosives detection and do much of their work at the Portland Jetport. These teams also assist with major events in the City by conducting security sweeps.