K9 Unit










The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit was first formed in 2008 by, Sheriff Sid Gautreaux III The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office (EBRSO) K-9 Unit was established in order to provide the department with an additional tool to detect and locate narcotics, assist in suspect apprehension, track individuals, perform building and area searches, locate evidence and provide officer safety. Utilization of Canines requires adherence to procedures that properly control their use of force potential and channels their specialized capabilities into legally acceptable crime prevention and control activities. Canine Teams must demonstrate compliance with recognized standards in training and certification to minimize or eliminate the civil liabilities inherent with the deployment and utilization of police canines.

The K-9 Unit currently consists of ten canines with the following assignments: Six Patrol Canines, Two Dual-Purpose Canines, and Two Nationally Certified Narcotics Canines.


K9 Police Training





Suspect Search 


Criminal Apprehension 

Evidence Search








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