K-9 Unit

Demonstrations
For a demonstration by the K-9 Unit, email the Community Services Coordinator, or call 910-692-2732. 
Boely
 
  • Canine Name: K-9 Boely
  • Handler: Sergeant Smith
  • Handler Certification: Handler I
  • Canine Date of Birth: January 15, 2010
  • Breed: Belgian Malinois
  • Origin: Holland/Riverside County, California-Adlhorst International, Inc. Police K-9 Training
  • Begin Date: March 15, 2013
  • Certification: Patrol and Detection Team - North American Police Working Dog Association (NAPWDA)
Smith - K9 Boely
History 
On March 15th, 2013, K-9 Boely was purchased from Adlhorst International, Inc by the Southern Pines Police Department after coming to Riverside County, California from Holland.  After training with K-9 Boely, Sgt. Williams being the initial handler, certified K-9 Boely through the North American Police Working Dog Association, as a Police Service Dog.

Beginning October 4, 2013, and after a few short weeks of training with K-9 Boely, Sgt. Smith certified K-9 Boely through North American Police Working Dog Association and K-9 Boely is certified as a Police Service Dog.  K-9 Boely is certified to apprehend suspects and protect Sgt. Smith. K-9 Boely is also a certified tracking/trailing and narcotics dog. K-9 Boely is trained to locate the odors of marijuana, methamphetamines, crack/cocaine, MDMA (ecstasy) and heroin. K-9 Boely completed his certification to include article searches, obedience and building/area searches for a suspect. .

K-9 Boely continues to grow and learn, as does Sgt. Smith. Together they strive to have a positive impact on the community and department.

Elvis
  

  • Canine Name: Elvis
  • Handler: Officer Britt
  • Handler Certification: Handler I
  • Canine Date of Birth: March 24, 2009
  • Breed: Belgian Malinois
  • Origin: Holland
  • Begin Date: December, 2012
  • Certification: North American Police Working Dog Association (NAPWDA)
Elvis
History
Officer Britt and K-9 Elvis are certified through the NAPWDA. K-9 Elvis has been trained and certified in areas of narcotics, tracking, obedience, aggression, area, and article searches. K-9 Elvis is certified to detect the odors of marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, methamphetamine, etc.

K-9 Elvis has assisted several different agencies in Moore County with tracking, search warrants, area searches and vehicle sniffs. On his first two search warrants, K-9 Elvis found large amounts of marijuana and crack cocaine.

K-9 Elvis and Officer Britt have become a great team.

Kelly
  

  • Canine Name: K-9 Kelly
  • Handler: Sergeant Embler
  • Canine Date of Birth: August 6, 2007
  • Breed: Belgian Malinois (Female)
  • Origin: Pre-titled KNPV in the Netherlands
  • Begin Date: October 30, 2010
  • Certification: Nationally Certified in All Areas of Narcotics
Sgt Embler & K9 Kelly 2015
History
K-9 Kelly was trained at Shallow Creek Kennels in Sharpsville, Pennsylvania for three weeks before she was purchased by the Southern Pines Police Department. After being purchased at Shallow Creek Kennels, Kelly and her handler completed in-house training with other K-9 handlers from the Southern Pines Police Department.

Kelly and her handler have been trained in all areas of narcotics to include cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamines, MDMA (ecstasy), and heroin, and are certified in these areas of narcotics with the North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA). Kelly is also trained and certified in tracking / trailing, agility, article searches, apprehension/handler protection, obedience, building, and area searches.

K-9 Kelly is the newest member of the K-9 Unit, and she has bonded very well with her handler.

Olaf
   

  • Canine Name: Olaf
  • Handler: Officer Caulder
  • Handler Certification: Handler I
  • Canine Date of Birth: February 6, 2009
  • Breed: Belgian Malinois
  • Origin: Holland
  • Begin Date: February 24, 2012
  • Certification: North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA)
Olaf
History
Officer Caulder was assigned to the K-9 Unit on January 4, 2012. K-9 Olaf was born in Holland before coming to the United States and being initially trained at K2 K-9 Center in Jackson Springs, NC. Officer Caulder and K-9 Olaf attended K2's basic handler five week course before certifying nationally with NAPWDA.

Together, K-9 Olaf and Officer Caulder have been trained and certified in all areas of narcotics detection. In addition to the detection certifications, they hold certifications in tracking, article searches, obedience, and apprehension.

K-9 Olaf and Officer Caulder have displayed their value to the town and the department since graduating from K2 and coming to patrol.