7000 65th Street
Sacramento, CA 95823
916 • 876 • 8301
Public hours of operation:
8:00am - 5:00pm
Monday - Friday, excluding holidays
The Canine Bureau fields thirteen K9 teams. There are
eleven deputies with their K9 partners and two Sergeants who are
also assigned a canine partner. The Sheriff's Department purchases
the canine and assigns them to a deputy/handler. All of our current
canines were imported from Europe. Once assigned, the team completes
an intensive pre-service course. During the course the team is trained
in all aspects of Police Service Dog profiles.
The Canine Bureau provides a variety of support services to the
entire department. Our primary mission is locating suspects who
have fled and are in hiding. We also search for lost or missing
persons, evidence, narcotics and explosives.
Our K9 teams are trained to conduct hard surface tracking as well
as building, and open area searches.
Three of our K9 teams are cross-trained to detect thirteen separate
explosives odors. The explosives detection teams have provided explosives
sweeps for the president, visiting dignitaries and conducted pre-event
sweeps at many public events throughout the Sacramento Metropolitan
Five of our canine teams are trained to detect narcotics odors.
These teams have conducted many searches and located large quantities
As a unit we average approximately 140 suspect apprehensions per
year. We routinely participate in many public outreach programs
ranging from pre-school presentations to senior groups.
The Canine Bureau is an integral part of the Sacramento
Sheriff's Department family providing safety and service with concern
to the citizens of Sacramento County.
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