The Sheboygan Police Department recognizes that education of youth, and the general public, is a priority in curtailing drug activity. The K-9 presentations will provide insight into the consequences of drug use, and assist in building a positive relationship with the public by working together in combating drugs.
The Sheboygan Police Department has maintained an active canine program since 1989. The first three canines on the Department were dual-purpose. They were used for patrol work and narcotics detection. The first handler was Lt. Jeff Johnston and his K-9 partner Cello. Officer David Adams took over in 1995 with his
K-9 partner Daro. In January 2000, Officer Eric Edson’s K-9 partner Duc, began his tour of duty.
The ever changing atmosphere and mode of operation of criminal elements within the City of Sheboygan demonstrated the need for a single purpose narcotics canine team. The Department has seen an increase in narcotic arrests and drug related crimes over the past several years. The K-9 Unit is a proactive component that joins specific efforts to fight drugs in the community. The department currently has two drug dogs. The other components include the Sheboygan County MEG Unit and the Sheboygan Police Department Street Crimes Unit.
The K-9 Unit is supported thru the generous donations of community supporters.
Demonstrations can be scheduled by contacting the K-9 Unit.