The primary duty of this officer and his canine partner is to secure the Corrections facility from illegal contraband (drugs). Their secondary responsibility is to assist the Sheriff’s Police Division as well as all other law enforcement agencies with investigations requiring their specialized capabilities. The patrol K9 team is a full-time unit, and in addition is made available on a 24 hour basis for tracking and drug detection.
K9 Shadow, a 6 year old German shepherd from the Czech Republic has been partnered with his handler for four years. Our special canine, a fully equipped patrol SUV, and all the necessary equipment and training for the unit were all secured at no cost to the taxpayers of Rockland through the use of asset forfeiture funds.