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K9 Officer

Whether you’re a dog lover or have been curious about serving the public in the arena of law enforcement, the role of a K9 officer is sure to pique your interest. From bomb detection to protecting our nation’s ports of entry, we take a deeper look at this amazing profession.

 
K9 Officer
A K9 Officer (also called a K9 Handler) is a law enforcement professional that partners with highly-trained police dogs. These canines are trained to do tasks that humans can't do, such as sniff out bombs and drugs. Handlers have to undergo rigorous training to learn how to control, read, and trust their dogs.