K-9 Program History
The Department’s K-9 Program began in 1992 and concluded in 1997. After a 19-year postponement, the Program began again in 2016. The primary purpose of the Program has always been for illicit drug detection. The K-9 handler position is a specialized assignment that requires an individual to most importantly care for and bond with the dog. K-9 handlers must be able to always control their dog and the dog goes home with them after hours. K-9 handlers are certified police officers who attend further, specialized training to become a certified K-9 handler. The handlers and K-9’s from our department attend the Maine Criminal Justice Academy (MCJA) for a Drug Detection Course which includes obedience training.
Donations are welcome to assist in keeping our K-9 unit successful. Donations of any amount are used to help buy supplies including, but not limited to food, training aids, collars, leashes and to assist in paying veterinarian bills. These dogs train hard and deserve the best. Our K-9’s mean the world to us, so please donate any amount to help us keep our drug detection crew going!
- If you would like to donate towards our K-9 Program, please stop by the Police Department or the Town Office with your cash or check donation.
meet our current k-9
MEET OUR FORMER K-9'S