K-9s (canines) can be trained to perform a wide variety of tasks depending on the needs of the department and the profile of the community they serve. Westwego's K-9 has expertise in tracking, drug detection, building searches, officer protection and suspect apprehension.
K-9s are recognized as legitimate and invaluable tools in modern law enforcement. The deterrent effect K-9s have on crime and the actions of a suspect is immeasurable. On many an occasion, the mere suggestion of a police K-9 being deployed has caused individuals to come out of hiding places or to comply immediately with an officer's commands.