The mission of the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit is to
locate suspects and/or evidence at or near crime scenes and to provide
protection and/or back-up for line officers when possible and
practical. Generally a K-9 team will be applied as a sophisticated tool
to enhance the capabilities of patrol or other units at a crime scene.
In addition, they will provide psychological and physical back-up,
locate disaster victims, and detect explosives and narcotic substance
when so trained.