The Sheriff's K-9 Unit is a part of the Sheriff's Office Enforcement Services Division, headquartered in Brooklyn Park, MN.
The K-9 Unit works throughout Hennepin County and the surrounding region. The K-9 teams consist of both Dual Purpose Patrol/Narcotic Detections dogs as well as Explosive Detection dogs. The K-9 teams deploys in situations where they may be used to track either missing persons or suspects, apprehend suspects, complete building searches, search for evidence, sniff for narcotics, and sweep for explosives.
Each year, the K9 unit is deployed hundreds of times to support and ensure the safety to members of the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, other agencies, as well as the residents of Hennepin County.