The Dane County Sheriff’s Office has used canines since as early as 1901. The current K-9 program has been in place
since 1982, making it the longest serving K-9 Unit in Dane County. Many dedicated deputies and canines have served on
the Unit. The K-9 Unit currently consists of five teams. Each team consists of a handler (deputy) and their canine
partner. There are three patrol teams, one explosives detection team, and one search/rescue team. The current teams
each have a biography on their organization's website, which is listed below.
DANE COUNTY K9
Dane County K9 an organization comprised entirely of volunteers dedicated to helping the Dane County Sheriff’s Office
K9 Unit meet its current and long-term funding needs. Dane County K9 has filed for non-profit status – 501(c)3. If you
are interested in additional information about Dane County K9, please go to
Funding received through Dane County K9 helps purchase special equipment, pay for advanced training, and offset other
costs the handlers would incur personally without the assistance of Dane County K9.