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Dane County Sheriff's Office

K9 Unit

 Dane County K9 unit team

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office has used canines since as early as 1901. The current K-9 program has been in place since 1982, making it the longest-serving K-9 Unit in Dane County.

Many dedicated deputies and canines have served on the unit. The K-9 Unit currently consists of five teams. Each team consists of a handler (deputy) and their canine partner. There are four patrol teams, and one explosives detection team.

Dane County K9 Inc.

Dane County K9 Inc an organization comprised entirely of volunteers dedicated to helping the Dane County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit meet its current and long-term funding needs. Dane County K9 has filed for non-profit status – 501(c)3. If you are interested in additional information about Dane County K9 Inc., please go to or  

Funding received through Dane County K9 Inc. helps purchase special equipment, pay for advanced training, and offset other costs the handlers would incur personally without the assistance of Dane County K9. To make a donation to the organization, please visit their website here.

Deputy Baer & Jury

Deputy Baer & Jury

Deputy Grafton & Kreed

Deputy Grafton & Kreed

Deputy Katzenmeyer & Kimo

Deputy Katzenmeyer & Kimo


Deputy Mejia & Kato


Deputy Tsering & Dorjee


Deputy Kelly & Lord