K-9 Unit

Hardee County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit

The Hardee County Sheriff's Office has four "tracking trained" K-9's assigned to the uniform patrol division, trained for tracking missing, lost or abducted children and adults. They're also utilized to track down fugitives. 

The K-9's are on shift patrol and share "on-call" responsibilities. These are the only tracking K-9's in the county and are often called upon to assist other law enforcement agencies.

The Hardee County Sheriff's Office has a history of effective K-9 application.
K-9's are more than a "tool" for law enforcement, they're partners to their handlers and have only one goal: To Protect and Serve.

What may be "Man's Best Friend" is often an officer's "Best Bet for Survival!"

For any additional information, please contact Lieutenant Andrew McGuckin at (863) 773-0304 Ext. 219 or email amcguckin@hardeeso.com

McCoy and Jax
Sergeant Mark McCoy and K-9 Partner, Jax

Cpl. Eversole and K-9 Bane
Sergeant Donnie Eversole and K-9 Partner, Bane

Alvarez and Niko
Corporal Octavio Alvarez and K-9 Partner, Niko

Deputy Schmidt and K-9 Harley
Deputy Luke Schmidt and K-9 Partner, Harley

Schmidt and Katie
Recently retired K-9 Officer Katie with her handler, Deputy Schmidt

McCoy and Bak
Recently retired K-9 Officer Bak with his handler, Sergeant McCoy