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 will be scheduled for May 13, 2022 at Central Park Plaza. Race forms can be picked up at the Valparaiso Police Department.  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.