The purpose of the K-9 Unit is to provide the citizens of Brunswick County with a trained police service dog to help locate illegal narcotics, apprehend violent offenders, locate discarded/hidden evidence, track fleeing suspects, and to find lost or missing persons. The K-9 unit has proven on numerous occasions to be an asset to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office. The K-9 unit is directly involved with numerous illegal drugs and/or criminal apprehensions per year, along with seizing large amounts of narcotics, guns, drug money, and property from violators of Virginia’s drug laws.
The K-9 unit must be continuously trained and certified yearly in its particular duties. As deputies must be trained in law enforcement, so must police dogs. Most of the training is conducted by the handler on a daily basis, although numerous training hours are put in certified master trainers. The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit in conjunction with the Brunswick County public and private school systems has a partnership with weekly K-9 unit runs on premises for detection of any narcotic contraband. Whether it be removing drugs and drug money from the hands of drug dealers, apprehending violent felons, or returning a lost family member to his/her loved ones, the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 Unit is always ready