Hammond Police Department K-9 Unit



Woof Pack Training Network

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Our Mission

bullet To provide a platform for the sharing of Police K-9 Training Information and Opportunities for K-9 teams in the Calumet Region/Lake County area of Indiana and nearby Illinois.
bullet To provide a source of information and assistance for area Police Departments needing occasional access to Police K-9's.
bullet To provide information and assistance to area Police Departments interested in creating their own K-9 Units.

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K-9 Duties

bullet Detection: Four of our K-9's are trained to detect narcotics and two are trained to detect explosives. The explosive detection teams are also deployed to locate guns and ammunition.
bullet Suspect Location and Apprehension: All of our dogs are trained as dual purpose K-9's. Along with detection they all perform patrol duties such as handler protection, tracking, area searches and building searches for suspects and they can also be deployed during vehicle extractions
bullet Criminal Interdiction: Our K-9 Unit's narcotics teams routinely check hotels, storage facilities, parcel delivery companies conducting random drug sniffs to locate narcotics being transported from one location to another. K-9 Teams are also deployed during traffic stops to locate suspected narcotics across the city.
bullet Several K-9 Teams are assigned as part of the Hammond Police Department Tactical Unit.
bullet K-9 Teams are also assigned to be available for our Narcotics Unit to assist them as needed.
bullet Training is a major part of the duties of a K-9 Team. The K-9 Unit holds formal training days every other week. Individual K-9 Teams train regularly during their work shift during down time and on their off time. We consider training to be the most critical part of our duties as the quality of our training is reflected in every deployment.

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What is the "Woof Pack"?

bullet The Woof Pack is our Police K-9 Training Group. This group was originally created by the Hammond Police Department K-9 Unit along with the original Highland Police Department K-9 Team.
bullet The Hammond Police Department's Woof Pack is funded in part by donations made through our "Adopt a K-9 Program" and the "K-9 Corp" a corporate sponsorship program.
bullet Many of the current Woof Pack Teams belong to the following K-9 Organizations:
bullet NAPWDA (North American Police Working Dog Association) 
bullet IPWDA (Indiana Police Working Dog Association)  
bullet NNDDA  (National Narcotics Detector Dog Association) 
bullet Two of the current members of the Hammond Woof Pack have been certified as trainers by Vohne Liche Kennels.

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Contact Information

For additional information about our K-9 Unit, contact Sgt Kelvin E. Alcox of the Hammond Police Department in Hammond Indiana.

Postal address
K-9 Unit Hammond Police Department
509 Douglas St, Hammond IN 46320
Electronic mail
General Information: kalcox@hammondpolice.com


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