The police K9 program was established in January of 2017. Our K9 currently consists of K9 Kato. K9 Kato was donated in October 2018. K9 Kato will also be trained in item searches as well as searches for subjects, whether that be someone lost such as a child, elderly, mental illness, handicap or subjects that have fled from law enforcement. K9 Kato and his handler will be used throughout the county to assist other agencies, however, their priority always maintained within the Village of Mechanicsburg.
K9 Kato is a Western German line German Shepherd. His came to us from the Czech republic. K9 Kato and his handler Officer Viol became road certified in Febuary of 2019.