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Police Week: Halifax Regional Police Canine (K9) Unit

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The Halifax Regional Police Canine (K9) Unit includes eight teams of police service dogs (PSD) and handlers.

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The K-9 unit teams:

  • track lost people or suspects from a crime scene
  • search for articles discarded during or after a crime
  • search for suspects who are hiding in a building
  • apprehend fleeing suspects on command
  • detect illegal drugs
  • detect explosives

Follow the Canine Unit on Twitter.

Canine Unit members

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Constable Jamie Cooke and PSD Recon

Constable Peter Gallant and PSD Fozzy and PSD Taz

Constable Phil MacDonald and PSD Morgan

Constable Kevin MacDonald and PSD Nico

Constable Joseph Malcolm and PSD Casey

Constable Jason Meisner and PSD Rosco

Constable Craig Durling and PSD Sully

Constable Dan Barube and PSD Jynx

Police service dogs in the K-9 Unit are specially trained and must pass a medical examination and behavioural tests prior to joining the unit. These dogs have proven to be best suited for general service police dog work throughout the world.

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