The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office has had Deputies working alongside K-9 partners for over 40 years. The breeds have varied but the mission has remained the same - serving and protecting the citizens of Plymouth County.
K-9’s have been serving in American Law Enforcement for over 100 years due the valuable genetic skills they poses. With the K-9’s enhanced sense of smell, along with the speed, strength, and willingness to work alongside men and women, the Police K-9 has been a staple in Law Enforcement.
The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office uses the services of K-9’s for narcotics detection, criminal apprehension, tracking, evidence searches, and public demonstrations. All Plymouth County K-9’s are required to annually be tested and certified through the United States Police Canine Association.
The Sheriff’s Office recently retired K-9 Gulliver in 2021. K-9 Gulliver was dual purpose trained and handled by Sgt. Jake Wingert. Gulliver served the sheriff’s Office from 2013-2021.
Currently Deputy Kyle Petersen and K-9 Zeke are in training and plan to be certified and on the road in 2022.
Below is a list of K-9’s that have served Plymouth County along some pictures of our K-9 partners.
- K-9 Gulliver handled by Sgt. Wingert (2013-2021)
- K-9 Neiko handled by Deputy Struve (2011 - 2016)
- K-9 Sable handled by Lt. Dorhout (2002 - 2010)
- K-9 Jugger handled by Sheriff TeBrink (2005 - 2009)