The Harford County Sheriff's Office Canine Unit was started in the late 1960's. Since then, many dogs have served their partners and the public. Currently the Harford County Sheriff's Office has five full time patrol canines and two Detention Center canines. The Harford County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit has trained with a variety of agencies in Maryland and Delaware including: New Castle County Police K9, Montgomery County Police K9, National Institute of Health Police K9, and the Maryland Department of Corrections K9. A basic patrol canine training can lasts for up to six months. They are trained continually throughout the course of their career.
The Harford County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit purchases the dogs from importers that bring the dogs from Europe. We have found that European dogs have a strong work ethic and provide the residents of the county the best return for the investment in time and money that a canine team requires.
K9 Training Facility at Broad Creek
- The K9 Training facility at Broad Creek is situated on a 1 acre fenced addition at the Broad Creek Range.
- Construction began in the spring of 2007 and the project was completed the summer of 2008.
- Total Costs were approximately $ 40,000, which included perimeter fencing, kennels, storage shed, and Agility USPCA obstacles Group 1 and Group 2.
- The Box Course Obstacles were designed and built by the Students of Harford Technical High School