The Bowling Green Police Department K9 Unit is comprised of two highly trained German shepherdswhich were purchased with the help of the Warren County Drug Task Force. These dogs are dual-purpose dogs, trained in both narcotics detection and patrol services.
The department’s K9 teams provide a great service to the community, tracking missing persons, apprehending suspects and locating evidence. They allow police officers to work in a safer and more efficient manner and perform functions that humans are simply unable to do. For example, police officers searching a building without the benefit of a K9 team will take much longer to perform the search and will be exposed to greater risk. The K9 teams have tracked and located missing persons, apprehended dangerous suspects, and been responsible for the removal of a significant amount of illegal drugs and weapons from the community.