The Canine Unit was created in October 2001, by contributions from the citizens of the community. These contributions allowed the department to purchase a Belgium Malnois for the pilot program. The Canine unit works closely with drug and vice investigators and drug enforcement units to:
- Assist with explosives detection
- Drug searches
- Perform article searches
- Track missing persons or suspects
As of September 2009, the department has two K-9s on staff.