The K-9 Unit consists of five dog teams and is assigned to the Field Operations Division under the direction of Sergeant Ben Sanders. The dog teams work regular shifts supporting uniformed patrol officers in their daily patrol activities. Unlike patrol officers, the dog teams are not assigned to a beat and can work the entire city. Each dog lives at home with its handler.
K-9 teams are a valuable tool in law enforcement. They are used for building searches, area searches, evidence detection, narcotics or explosive detection, tracking missing persons, criminal apprehension, and tracking fleeing persons.
Sergeant Ben Sanders:
If you would like to donate to the Greenville Police Department K-9 Unit, please make your check out to the Greenville Police Department K-9 Fund and send to the address below:
Greenville Police Department
c/o Jeneen Graham (864-467-4379)
4 McGee Street
Greenville, SC 29601