The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is proud to provide a K-9 unit to serve as a useful tool in protecting lives and aiding in the safety and security of our Detention facility and community. K-9 teams work seven days a week and are available twenty four hours a day throughout the year. The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 units consist of five Patrol / Narcotic Detection Dogs, two Detention/Narcotic Detention dogs, two Bloodhounds, and one Patrol/ Bomb Detection dog. The duties of a K-9 team include responding to combative inmates, fights, searching for illegal drugs, and tracking escapees. Each K-9 team is a member of the United States Police Canine Association. The U.S.P.C.A. provides certifications, training seminars, and guidelines for a standard level of training.
United States Police Canine Association
The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit conducts in-service training once a week for the K-9 teams. K-9 in-service training is conducted in the field throughout Brunswick County. The K-9 unit provides a vital service to the Detention Facility with their special ability to provide services to increase the effectiveness of inmate control during riots and near riots situations and the detection and prevention of contraband within the facility. The unit also provides a high level of security for the well being of Brunswick County citizens.