Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

K-9 Unit

Cpl. Ernie Howell
Unit Supervisor/Trainer
EHowell@jeffcomo.org

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Deputy Scott Burkard and K-9 Tycoon

 

Deputy Jason Clardy and K-9 Dollar

 

 Deputy Columbus Duncan and K-9 Rico

 

Deputy Jerome Copeland and K-9 Quartz

 

 Deputy Shane Frazier and K-9 Odin

 

 Deputy Chad Richards and K-9 Dolf

 

Deputy Daniel Sehnert and K-9 Luxx

  
Deputy Richard Beattie and K-9 Vico

Here at the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office we utilize the canine's natural keen senses and abilities, to protect officers and citizens and to apprehend suspects. Here are some of the more noticeable senses that we rely on...

bulletSmell - The primary sense of a canine, his smell is much keener then a humans. This enables him to find and actually distinguish between different scents. Some say the canines sense of smell is between a thousand and a million times better then a humans.

bulletSight - Canines see much better at night then their human counterparts, they also have the ability to pick out movement that would normally have went with out notice by the officer.

bulletAgility - The canines have the ability to get to places that officer normally could not go safely to search and find hiding suspects.

bulletSpeed - The canine speed is an obvious benefit to the officers, when it comes to catching fleeing suspects. At a rate of almost 30 mph it would be hard to escape by running from the canine.

bulletLoyalty - One of the most important and well known reasons for having a canine partner. His loyalty to his handler is beyond comprehension. Therefore the safety of this K-9 Handler is Always enhanced.

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