The Bristol County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit has served the communities of Bristol County since 1986. Currently the unit has six K-9`s and Officers. Three of the K-9's are crossed trained in narcotics and one specializing in explosives.
Each Patrol K-9 attends a sixteen week Patrol Academy. During the sixteen week period, K-9`s learn tracking, criminal apprehension, building searches, crowd control, felony car stops jail cell extractions, article searching, legal issues and K-9 first aid. Each K-9 Team is expected to perform all activities at a very high level.