The K-9 Unit is part of the Avon Police Department’s Patrol Division and consists of two officers and two police dogs. The officers, as well as the canines, must be trained and certified in tracking (human scent), building searches, article and evidence searches, area searches, obedience, handler protection, criminal apprehension and narcotics detection. The K-9 Unit trains in these areas weekly to stay proficient in these special skills.
The unit was formed in 2009 with our first K-9, Lennox, a German Shepherd Dog imported from Germany and his handler Officer Barton. Lennox was retired in 2017 and the unit currently consists of K-9 Jax, a German Shepherd Dog imported from Germany, handled by Officer Barton and K-9 Remi, a German Shepherd Dog imported from the Czech Republic, handled by Officer Carson.