K-9 Division

Dual Purpose Patrol Dogs

The Valparaiso Police Department currently utilizes six K-9 teams. All dogs are trained in narcotic detection, tracking, evidence location, handler protection, and suspect apprehension.  Each K-9 team participates in numerous weeks of training throughout each year and are certified by the North American Police Work Dog Association. Since the establishment of the program, the K-9 teams have contributed to numerous narcotic arrests and apprehension of subjects through their tracking skills.

Each K-9 is a sworn member of the police department and lives with the officer and their family. Constant attention is given to the health and care of the department’s dogs. 

 Annual K-9 Race

The annual K-9 race is scheduled for May 14, 2021 at 6:00p.m. at Central Park Plaza.  Dogs welcome to run or walk with participants.  Register online at www.runsignup.com or pick up a registration form at the Valparaiso Police Department.  This event will be conducted as a virtual event only if it becomes necessary to cancel the live event.   For more information contact Sgt. Todd Kobitz at tkobitz@valpopd.com.

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You can keep up to date with your Valpo Canines by visiting our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/valpo.canines

Click here to view the K-9's in training.