The Canine Unit is a relatively new addition to the Sheriff's Office. Canine teams are called on to support building and area searches, evidence and article searches, victim and missing person searches, bomb and narcotic searches, suspect tracking and other duties where dogs and their handlers can provide unique assistance.
Diesel was born on 06/05/2012 in Velen, Germany and he has been in service with the Sheriff's Office since December 2013.
Diesel is a full service K-9 trained in narcotics detection, fugitive apprehension and tracking.
Diesel is one of the newest members of the Sheriff's K-9 Unit and completed his training in January 2014.
Mace was born 08/17/2011 Mace is a full service Dutch Shepherd Police Canine. Mace was imported from Europe and has been in service with the Sheriff's office since October 2013. Mace has been trained to passive alert to the presence or recent presence of controlled substances to include Cannabis, Cocaine Base, Cocaine HCL, Heroin, and Methamphetamines and has proven to be very reliable in that detection. Canine Mace undergoes continuous training on a weekly basis with Deputy Selby Franklin in the detection of controlled substances. This continuous training is completed with the use of certified narcotics issued by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration as required by law.
Mace was recently deployed to conduct a free air sniff of a vehicle in which 4 kilos of heroin was found hidden in the vehicle.
Akko was born on 04/23/11 in Ramsdorf, a district of the city, Velen, Germany and was purchased by the Sheriff's Office in May 2013.
Akko is a full service K-9 trained in narcotics detection, fugitive apprehension and tracking. DS Reeves and Akko completed their training September 2013. In August 2013 Akko was tested under the standards set forth by the United States Police K-9 Association for drug detection and achieved the desired rating of excellence.
Since 09/2013 Akko has had several successful apprehensions of subjects wanted for crimes where they took flight. K-9 Akko has been utilized to locate narcotics subjects have attempted to hide or been in possession of.
Voodoo was born on 03/10/2012 in Germany and is a full service K-9 trained in narcotic detection, criminal apprehension, tracking and evidence recovery.
Voodoo is a German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix breed. Causey and Voodoo are currently assigned to a shift where they locate narcotics, fleeing criminals or missing persons. Voodoo and Causey certified as a K-9 team in June 2015.
Benny was born 10/10/2014 in Slovakia and has been in service with the Sheriff's Office since March 2016. Benny is a full service K-9 which includes narcotics detection, tracking and fugitive apprehension. Benny is one of the newer additions to the full serive K-9 Unit. In his first month out Benny apprehended a burglary suspect in Lake Panasoffkee after tracking him on grass and asphalt. The suspect was surrendered and was eventually arrested and charged.
Chloe was born 01/05/2009 in Lake Butler, Florida. She is the half-sister to Detention Bloodhound Albert.
Albert was born on 06/07/2008 in Lake Butler, Florida and is the half-brother to Deputy Lambís Bloodhound Chloe. Albert is part of a Detention Center K-9 Unit which also includes Libby and the puppy Dallas.
Albert was purchased and donated to the Sheriff by the Jimmy Ryce Center for Victims of Predatory Abduction when he was twelve weeks old.