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K-9 Patrol Unit
|Address: 304 Albemarle Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23322|
The K-9 Patrol Unit is assigned to the Special Operations Section. The officer, with his / her multi-trained canine, perform a vast range of tasks such as narcotic searches, performing building searches, evidence searches and apprehensions of dangerous criminals fleeing from officers. Other tasks include: tracking lost or elderly persons, and performing canine demonstrations to schools and civic organizations. Often the K-9 Unit will be requested in assisting other local, state or federal agencies.
Some frequent questions are:
Q: Can a citizen request a narcotics search of property (house, car, boat, plane, etc...) they own?
A: No, it is against the Standard Operating Procedure of the K-9 Unit. It has been discovered that suspected narcotics dealers have requested a K-9 search in order to test the dogs ability to smell past various narcotics masking agents.
Q: Can I request a K-9 Demonstration?
A: A request for a demonstration for an individual or family group or function cannot be honored due to the number of K-9 handlers and the sheer number of requests. All other requests will be approved or denied by the K-9 Unit Supervisor.