Canine Unit

 

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-9's live with their handlers and are subject to call at anytime.

The K-9's are trained in narcotics detection, criminal apprehension, handler protection, tracking, building search, area search, and evidence recovery. The K-9's are trained in minimal force, which means they will not bite a suspect who surrenders. The K-9's 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 Reckner and Adu are currently assigned to Relief watch.

Officer Siegrist and K-9 Eddie to have been a team since 2015. This team is currently assigned to midnight watch.

The K-9s are available for demonstrations, please contact the Public Affairs Unit to set one up for your group. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)