K-9 Unit

The Pelham Police Department takes great pride in its K-9 Unit because of the proficiency and ability of the animals working in partnership with their handlers. The K9 Unit is assigned to the Field Services Bureau. The Unit is comprised of two K-9 teams. Each team consists of a police officer and his/her canine partner. The canine sense of smell is over 400,000 times greater than that of a human being. For this reason, they are especially suited to the detection of narcotics. The canines are trained to locate heroin, crack cocaine, cocaine, meth, ecstasy, marijuana, and hash oil. The dogs indicate the detection of any controlled substances at the location they are searching. The K-9 Unit has become a valuable asset to the Pelham Police Department and the citizens we serve.