K9 – Police Dogs for Patrol and Detection

The Post Falls Police K9 program was created in 2009 to provide professionally trained and highly-motivated K9 teams to respond to critical incidents and utilized for illegal drug interdiction.

In addition, they provide a clear deterrent to resistive suspects with intent to assault, evade, or escape. Our K9 teams also assist other local law enforcement agencies upon their availability. In 2011, K9 expanded with two multi-purpose police dog teams.

Our current K9 teams are Sergeant Frank Bowne with Police Service Dog (PSD) Duco and Senior Patrol Officer Lauren Pierson with PSD Donna.

Our K9 teams benefit the department and Post Falls citizens by being a force multiplier to detect hidden suspects. In some cases, the presence of a K9 team will convince suspects to surrender.

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