K-9 Pino, a Dutch Shepard, was purchased from a vendor in Holland, in 2018 when he was 11 months old.

Since then, Pino has been certified as a Dual-Purpose Working K9.

K-9 Pino can be used to detect the odors of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine. K-9 Pino is also certified in patrol duties and tracking.

K-9 Pino is used throughout the New River Valley to help and assist with narcotics, tracking, and apprehension of fleeing or wanted suspects.

On Duty

Acting in a patrol capacity, K-9 Pino is used for:

  • Calls involving weapons
  • Violent subjects
  • Prowler calls
  • Area searches to locate suspects
  • Missing persons
  • Fleeing suspects (tracking)
  • Alarm calls
  • Tactical operations to clear buildings, locate suspects, and maintain perimeters
  • Crowd control
  • Narcotics detection generally involving vehicles, residences, buildings, schools, luggage, packages, and open areas
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