K9 Unit

 

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Physical Address
3700 N. 75th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Sergeant Chris Coffee, K-9 Unit Supervisor
Phone:  480-312-3939
Email:  ccoffee@ScottsdaleAZ.gov

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The Scottsdale Police Departments K-9 Unit was formed in 1987 and currently has six police service dog teams.  Each K-9 team consists of a sworn veteran officer and a certified dual-purpose police service dog.

The K-9 teams were created to assist police personnel to search for hidden suspects, locate articles or evidence of a crime, protect officers and the public from serious injury or death, assist in the arrest and apprehension of felons, and detect the presence of narcotics and/or explosives.

 

Meet the Unit

K9 Unit in Action

Desert Dog K9 Trials

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Did You Know?

A Police Dog can run up to 35mph! Bad guys can't!


The dog breed of choice for the SPD K-9 Unit is the Belgian Malinois. The Malinois is known for its intense drive and physical endurance, making it an outstanding breed for police work.


A Police Dog has a strong sense of smell, up to 1 million times stronger than ours.


 


 

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