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Canine Unit

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office Canine Unit, consisting of three dogs, are an extension of the Criminal Apprehension Unit. The primary goal of the canine unit is to aggressively work criminal interdiction. In particular the canine units place their enforcement efforts on the interstate and highways to reduce motor vehicle drug trafficking. They also aid in locating lost or missing persons in emergency situations and they protect officers and citizens in building searches.

Members of the canine unit are strategically assigned to different shifts to maximize their effectiveness. All three canine units are subject to call 24 hours a day. The canine units work closely with other Deputies, local Police Departments, as well as the Missouri State Highway Patrol in a variety of search functions.

All members of the canine unit and their dogs have completed an extensive training regimen to become certified in all aspects of Law Enforcement functions. They are also required to attend training weekly to maintain their certifications.