The Department's canine program began in April 1995.
At that time the unit consisted of a single handler
and a single purpose canine (narcotics detection).
Today the Canine Unit has three full service canines
capable of the functions in patrol, narcotics
detection, and tracking. All officers and canines
receive training through Tarheel
Canine, Inc. located
in Sanford, North Carolina.
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