K-9 Teams

K-9 FoxAbout the K-9 Teams

At this time, the Operations Division has two police K-9 teams:  Sgt. Nathan Antonites (with K-9, Junior) and Sgt. Shawn Craven (K-9, Huub).  Each police dog is a Belgian Malinois. 

The K-9 teams are used in a variety of situations including drug detection, building searches, human tracking, and crowd control.  Being assigned to a K-9 team is not an easy task.  The officer must complete an extended training course with the dog, and he is responsible at all times for the dog's well-being and care.  The dog lives with the handler, and they train together weekly in narcotics detection, tracking, and article searches when they are not working the street.

In 2016, they performed 128 narcotic searches, 20 tracks, and 9 article/building searches.  In 2015, the teams conducted 31 tracks, 20 article searches, 173 narcotic searches and responded to several after-hours call outs.  The teams also conduct school searches and public demonstrations.  

If you are interested in having one of our K-9 teams visit your school or organization to show off their skills, please email or call 270-444-8548.  

 

 

 

 

Meet the K-9 Teams

Officer Antonites and Junior

 Summary of Antonites and Junior

 

 

 Officer Craven and Huub

 Summary of Craven and Huub