K-9 Unit is comprised of 6 deputies and their K-9 partners. Our K-9 deputies and their partners are trained in the detection of either narcotics or explosives. They are also crossed trained in locating and, if needed, apprehension. The unit can also assist in locating lost persons. While not conducting K-9 operations the deputies are assigned to drug interdiction efforts within DeSoto County.
The Desoto County K-9 team has won several awards for their outstanding efforts in suspect apprehension and narcotic detection. In 2012, they came in first place at the K-9 Olympics for best overall unit. K-9 Olympics