K-9 Officers

The Eugene Police Department has three officers and a sergeant who work with canine partners. These K-9s are generalist or "tracking" dogs. The dogs are used to locate suspects who have run from the scene of a crime, find suspects hiding inside buildings, and search spaces that would be dangerous for a human officer to enter. With their keen senses, these highly trained dogs can swiftly locate hiding suspects and be effective in dark conditions. They can operate where human officers cannot or where officers’ personal safety would be at substantial risk.

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  Dispatching K-9 Units

  K-9 officers also provide backup  
  for patrol officers and assist with
  arrests. Members of the team are
  scheduled to work at night, when
  darkness helps suspects hide
  more effectively from human eyes
  and when the dogs are less likely
  to overheat, but they are
  regularly called out during daytime incidents when needed. These special teams are also an inter-agency resource, with K-9 teams able to be temporarily “loaned” between Eugene, Springfield, Lane County and other local law enforcement agencies. When a K-9 is needed for a high-priority incident and none is on-duty in that department, one may be dispatched from a neighboring agency.

A great hit with both children and adults, the K-9s regularly appear at community relations and crime prevention events to give demonstrations and interact with community members.

Eugene Police Department: K-9 Unit from City of Eugene on Vimeo.

If you are interested in having the EPD K9 Unit provide a demonstration to your organization, please click on the following link and submit the form:
K9 Presentation Request

   Terry Martin          Casey

Sgt. Terry Martin, K9 X


Ofc. Michael Casey, K9 Cjuk

   Griesel-Blek2          Hubbard

Ofc. Robert Griesel, K9 Blek


Ofc. Mark Hubbard, K9 Kato