Police Department utilizes two police K-9 Units to
assist the Patrol Division. The K-9 units work a
12 hour shift and are assigned to opposite platoons. These K-9s conduct building
searches, track and apprehend suspects, locate missing
persons and indicate the presence of certain illegal
drugs. K-9s and their handlers successfully complete
the training guidelines as established by the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement.
The Auburndale Police Department
K-9 unit is called upon many times throughout the year
to participate in demonstrations for various community,
civic and school events. It is important to maintain
community relations with the K-9 program by education.
(Handlers) spend the entire day with their dog. They are
responsible for that care and maintenance of their dog
everyday, even on days off. The handler and K-9 become
quite close and a special relationship is cemented that
only a K-9 officer knows.