Retired Service Dogs

Duco

History
Officer Carter was assigned to the K-9 Unit in October of 2011. K-9 Duco was adopted by the Southern Pines Police Department from the United States Special Forces. K-9 Duco is trained to detect nitrates / explosives.

K-9 Duco is unique in that he also is a patrol canine meaning he is certified in tracking, article searches, obedience, and apprehension in addition to his detection capabilities. K-9 Duco came to us from the military but was initially trained at Vohne Liche Kennels after flying over from Holland. K-9 Duco had tours in the middle east with the military and now enjoys being with Officer Carter and patrolling the Town of Southern Pines. K-9 Duco retired in November 2012 and was adopted by his handler, Officer Carter.
Duco - Final
  • Handler: Officer J. Carter
  • Canine Date of Birth: June 16, 2005
  • Breed: Belgian Malinois
  • Begin Date: August 2011
Kevin

History
K-9 Kevin was trained in Holland at the Fourwinds Police Dog Center for about six months before he was purchased by the Southern Pines Police Department. After being flown into the United States, Kevin and his handler trained with the K-9 Unit of the Fayetteville, North Carolina Police Department.

Kevin and his handler were trained in all areas of narcotics including cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, MDMA (ecstasy), and heroin, and were certified in these areas of narcotics with the North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA).

Kevin was also trained and certified in tracking/trailing, agility, article searches, and obedience.
K9 Kevin
Kyran

History
K-9 Kyran was initially trained in Holland at the Fourwinds Police Dog Center for about six months before he was purchased by the Southern Pines Police Department. After being flown into the United States, Kyran and his handler trained with the K-9 Unit of the Fayetteville, North Carolina Police Department.

Kyran and his handler have been trained in all areas of narcotics to include cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, MDMA (ecstasy), and heroin and are certified in these areas of narcotics with the North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA).

Kyran is also trained and certified in tracking / trailing, agility, article searches, and obedience. K-9 Kyran retired in August of 2012 just after discovering he had bone cancer in his leg. Kyran was adopted by Sergeant Williams and is now enjoying retirement.

K-9 Kyran had a very successful career at the Police Department and will be missed. 
K9 Kyran
  • Handler: Sergeant Robert Williams
  • Canine Date of Birth: December 7, 2002 - February 25, 2013
  • Breed: Belgian Malinois
  • Begin Date: May 2004
Nero

History
K-9 Nero was initially trained in Holland through Koninklijke Nederlandse Politiehond Vereniging more commonly known as KNPV or Royal Dutch Police Dog Association. Through KNPV Nero received the Certification or Title “Met Lof” meaning “With Honors”.

Nero was acquired by the Southern Pines Police Department in June of 2009. Nero and his handler, Officer SK Kelly, trained and certified in Durham, North Carolina.


Nero is certified to detect the odors of marijuana, cocaine, MDMA (ecstacy), heroin, methamphetamines, and other Narcotics. Nero is also trained for tracking, obedience, article searches, criminal apprehension, and handler protection. 

Upon retirement in 2011, Nero was adopted by his handler.
Nero
  • Canine Date of Birth: June 13, 2003 - June 12, 2012
  • Breed: Belgian Malinois (Mechelse Herder)
  • Begin Date: July 28, 2009
  • Rico

    History
    K-9 Rico was initially in Holland at the Four Winds Police Dog Center for approximately six months prior to flying to the United States and joining the Southern Pines Police Department. Officer Britt was assigned to the K-9 Unit on February 8, 2012 and since teaming up with K-9 Rico, they have completed the Basic K-9 Handler course at the Southern Pines Police Department.

    Officer Britt and K-9 Rico certified with North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA) in August 2012. Officer Britt and K-9 Rico have been trained and certified in all areas of narcotics detection, tracking, article searches, K-9 apprehension, and obedience.

    K-9 Rico and Officer Britt have bonded very well and make a great team. K-9 Rico retired in December, 2012 due to injuries sustained while at work and was adopted by his handler, Officer Britt.
    K9 Rico
  • Handler: Officer G. Britt
  • Canine Date of Birth: May 5, 2007
  • Breed: Dutch Shepherd (Hollandale Herder)
  • Begin Date: March 7, 2009
  • Senna

    History
    K-9 Senna was trained in Holland at the Fourwinds Police Dog Center and joined the Southern Pines Police Department in July, 1998. Senna has been trained for detection of four types of narcotics, trail and scent discrimination, article searches, and cadaver searches.

    K-9 Senna became a proficient law enforcement team with the handlers and she was a valuable resource to the Police Department. Upon “retirement” Senna was adopted by her handler.
    Senna