K-9 Unit

Demonstrations
For a demonstration by the K-9 Unit, email the Community Services Coordinator, or call 910-692-2732. 

Asta 
 

  • Canine Name: Asta
  • Handler: Officer J. Carter
  • Handler Certification: Handler I
  • Canine Date of Birth: January 1, 2007
  • Breed: Belgian Malinois
  • Origin: Holland
  • Begin Date: December 5, 2012
  • Certification: North American Police Working Dog Association (NAPWDA)
Asta
History
K-9 Asta was purchased from K2 Training Facility in December 2012. Officer Carter and Asta were nationally certified as a team by NAPWDA on May 28, 2013. 

K-9 Asta and Officer Carter have been trained in tracking, building searches, area searches, apprehension, handler protection, obedience, and nitrate detection.  

Officer Carter and K-9 Asta have a lot in common and their partnership can be beneficial to not only the K-9 Unit, but to the town.
Boely
 
  • Canine Name: K-9 Boely
  • Handler: Sergeant Robert Williams
  • Handler Certification: Handler I (October 11, 2004)
  • 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)
Boely
History 
K-9 Boely’s drive and personality caught the attention of Sgt. Williams while attending a local seminar. K-9 Boely had some initial training by Mr. Dave Reaver and staff of Adlhorst International Inc. after coming to Riverside County California from Holland. Sgt. Williams had also met Mr. Reaver a year earlier at a local K-9 Seminar and admired Mr. Reaver’s knowledge and true love for training dogs. With Mr. Reaver’s 50 plus years of experience in K-9 training, Sgt. Williams knew K-9 Boely’s potential as a Police Service Dog exceeded several dogs Sgt. Williams had tested and worked with over the previous few months.

On March 15th, 2013, K-9 Boely was purchased from Adlhorst International, Inc by the Southern Pines Police Department after a brief telephone call between Mr. Reaver and Sgt. Williams. K-9 Boely and Sgt. Williams spent a few weeks bonding before K-9 Boely was imprinted on narcotics by Sgt. Williams and Southern Pines K-9 Officer Justin Carter. K-9 Boely was also taught to track for missing person(s)/kids and fleeing suspects by Sgt. Williams and all the handlers at the Southern Pines Police Department.

After a few short weeks of training with K-9 Boely, Sgt. Williams certified K-9 Boely through the North American Police Working Dog Association. K-9 Boely is now certified as a Police Service Dog. K-9 Boely is certified to apprehend suspect and protect Sgt. Williams. 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 and heroin in addition to a few other narcotic odors. K-9 Boely completed his certification to include article searches, obedience and building/area searches for a suspect. K-9 Boely immediately went to work and assisted a patrol officer with a drug arrest just hours after completing his NAPWDA certification in narcotics. K-9 Boely continues to grow and learn as does Sgt. Williams. Together they strive to have a positive impact on the community and department.

Elvis
  

  • Canine Name: Elvis
  • Handler: Officer G. 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 Jason 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
Kelly
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 J. 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.