• 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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