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.
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
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.
K-9 Teams are assigned as part of the Hammond
Police Department Tactical Unit.
Teams are also assigned to be available for our
Narcotics Unit to assist them as needed.
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.