- The IMPD K-9 Unit was formed in 1960
- Dogs are usually taken into the program at an age of 18 months - 3 years old.
- the average active service life of a police dog is around 8 years.
- The IMPD K-9 Unit conducts an annual certification standard for all police service dogs assigned to the department.
- Several of our dog teams are dual trained in patrol and narcotics detection duties.
- Annually our unit conducts approximately 2000 searches for criminal suspects, 500 narcotics searches and 400 explosive detection searches.
- The unit is currently staffed with 26 K-9 Officers and supervisors and has 42 dogs assigned to the department in various capacities.
- Annually the IMPD K-9 Unit trains in excess of 6,000 hours.
- The K-9 unit is tasked with requests for demonstrations for numerous community organizations throughout the year.
You can also donate by mailing a check to:
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Canine Association
1327 N. Capital Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
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