What the Canine Unit does
The Halifax Regional Police Canine (K9) Unit includes eight teams of police service dogs (PSD) and handlers.
The K-9 unit teams:
- track lost people or suspects from a crime scene
- search for articles discarded during or after a crime
- search for suspects who are hiding in a building
- apprehend fleeing suspects on command
- detect illegal drugs
- detect explosives
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Canine Unit members
Constable Jamie Cooke and PSD Recon
Constable Peter Gallant and PSD Fozzy and PSD Taz
Constable Phil MacDonald and PSD Morgan
Constable Kevin MacDonald and PSD Nico
Constable Joseph Malcolm and PSD Casey
Constable Jason Meisner and PSD Rosco
Constable Craig Durling and PSD Sully ** in training
Constable Dan Barube and PSD Blitz *** in training
Police service dogs in the K-9 Unit are specially trained and must pass a medical examination and behavioural tests prior to joining the unit. All of the police service dogs in the K-9 Unit are German Shepherds. These dogs have proven to be best suited for general service police dog work throughout the world.