K-9 Unit

Officers with K9s

The York County Sheriff's Office began it's K9 Unit in 2008. Since then the program has grown to a multiple K9 Program offering a wide variety of services to the County of York.

The K9 Unit is a valuable asset to the residents of the county as well as other law enforcement agencies. 

The K9 Team attends specialized training to perform their duties. 

K9's are trained to:

  • Explosive Detection
  • Illegal Narcotics Detection
  • Building Searches
  • Vehicle Searches
  • Area / Outdoor Searches
  • Locating / Recovering Evidence
  • Suspect Identification
  • Tracking
  • Firearms / Ammunition Detection
  • Other Searches

The Unit trains monthly to maintain its proficiency and be prepared to answer any call for assistance, 24 hours a day.