Currently, the Noble County Sheriff’s Department has 3 K-9’s in service.
IKE with his handler SGT. Carey Coney.
KILO with his handler Deputy Jerry Weber
JAX with his handler Deputy Nick Dubea
Our K-9’s are trained in drug detection, tracking, and building searches. In addition, their capabilities are utilized in tracking lost or missing children and adults with physical or mental impairments.
Both the handlers and K-9s complete an intense 14-week training course prior to being certified for police service. Standards emphasize obedience first, then agility, article/evidence search.
How can we help the community?
K-9 units can be used for demonstrations and educational purposes at our local schools.
In addition, the K-9s can be used for drug detection purposes in the common areas of the school grounds. Besides “sniffing” for drugs and/or paraphernalia, the unscheduled presence of K-9s within a school setting is an excellent deterrent against bringing illegal drugs onto school grounds.
Business owners, who desire to maintain a drug-free work environment, may request the assistance of law enforcement.
K-9s are available to conduct limited area searches inside a facility or to detect vehicles that may have been used to transport drugs onto business property without disrupting operations.