The Canine Teams are utilized to aid and assist all divisions of the Riley County Police Department. The Department utilizes trained and certified canine teams in an effort to detect and deter the introduction and use of illegal drugs within the Department's jurisdiction and to locate certain individuals. The Canine Teams are assigned to, and supervised by the Patrol Division and are generally available on a 24-hour, on-call basis. School administrators may request narcotic detector dog sniffs through their assigned School Resource Officer or directly to the Department as well.
Making a commitment to the Canine Unit requires a minimum employment of 2 years at Riley County Police Department as well as a willingness to train regularly. Officers are also required to complete certification training.