K9 Unit

Our K9s

The Christiansburg Police Department has two K9s - Odin and Buck. The K9s and their respective handlers, Officers Hyatt and Officer Eversole, assist in criminal apprehension, missing persons and drug task force operations.

The K9 unit was implemented at the Christiansburg Police Department in 2004 and originally consisted of one dual-purpose K9 for drug detection and patrol duties. In 2008, the agency added a second K9, and since then, has retained at least two K9s at a time. Currently, the department is served by:

  • Odin, a Belgian Malinois, specializing in drug detection, patrol duties, and tracking
  • Buck, a German Shepherd, specializing in drug detection

Past K9s

  • Otis, a yellow Labrador retriever, faithfully served the department until retirement.
  • Dany, a German Shepherd, faithfully served the department until retirement in 2012.
  • Mason, a bloodhound, faithfully served the department until 2011.
  • Ringo, a Belgian Malinois, faithfully served the department until retirement in 2017.