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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sergeant Donnie Eversole's K-9 Partner, Argo
Corporal Octavio Alvarez and K-9 Partner, Niko
Deputy Luke Schmidt and K-9 Partner, Harley
Deputy Layport and K-9 Partner, Stella