The Huber Heights Police Division currently has two K-9 units. One is a Belgian Malinois and the other is a Dutch Shepherd. The dogs are imported from overseas where they have been trained since they were puppies. Once they are imported in the United States they are trained to perform a variety of tasks for police work. Each handler is required to go through a five week basic K-9 class, plus train weekly. Each K-9 team is required to under go certification by the State of Ohio every two years. The K-9s live with their handlers and are subject to call at anytime.
K-9s & Their Handlers
The K-9s are trained in narcotics detection, criminal apprehension, handler protection, tracking, building search, area search, and evidence recovery. The K-9s are trained in minimal force, which means they will not bite a suspect who surrenders. The K-9s will simply bark at the suspect until an officer takes them into custody.
Officer Michael Reckner and K-9 Adu have been a team since 2014.
Officer Siegrist and K-9 Eddie to have been a team since 2015.
The K-9s are available for demonstrations, please contact the Public Affairs Unit to set one up for your group.