The Steuben County Sheriff has had a K-9 program since 1978 when Randy Albright and Dennis Croy became the first two handles with their partners. Other handlers have been Kevin Kane with Rama, Shari Dean and Jake, Steve Bruns and Harley, John Gonya and Brix, Darren Compton and Smokey, Rodney Robinson and Rommel, Jeff Vanette with Bam, Adam Miller with Hasko and Brad Kline with Kash.
Our K-9 Units are trained by Allen County Police Department K-9 Academy. It is a fourteen week
course, which teaches the handlers and dogs’ obedience, agility, tracking, evidence search, area search, building search and aggression control. They are also trained in narcotics detection which includes marijuana, methamphetamine, ecstasy, cocaine and heroin. Our K-9s are approachable
and live at home with the handlers and their families.
The Sheriff's K9 program accepts donations that help support the program. For more information contact the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office at (260)668-1000 ext 5000.