The police dog, often referred to as a "K-9" in some areas, is a dog that is trained specifically to assist police and other law enforcement personnel in their work. The most commonly used breeds are the German shepherd and Labrador retriever. Their value has been recognized by all to such an extent that there are thousands utilized in various police agencies in the United States.
The Leesburg Police Department Canine Unit consists of three K-9 teams. Each team is comprised of a full service German shepherd dog and a handler. All dogs are trained in narcotic detection, tracking, and evidence recovery.
For more information please contact Capt. Joe Iozzi at (352) 728-9860 ext 3880.