The full time police K9 program was established in January of 2017
this year as long as his training and the handlers training is completed
and certification is achieved. K9 Max is a dual purpose dog for
narcotics detection and patrol apprehension. K9 Max 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 Max and his handler
will be used throughout the county to assist other agencies, however, their
priority always maintained within the Village of Mechanicsburg.
Joining our K9 unit by donation in October 2018 is K9 Kato. 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.