Canine (K-9) Unit

The Sheriff's Canine (K-9) Unit is composed of highly trained dog handlers and canines that are trained to detect drugs, explosives and in some cases serve as protection canines. 

Ex, Rest in Peace Handsome

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Chief - full attention

Chief and Handler Tom Hoy

Chief - on the water

Chief on high alert

Chief - Ready to go

Chief looking handsome

Chief - relaxing

Chief practicing water capture

Chief - Water Practice

"Hi", Chief

Chief - Whatcha doin

Chief working in the snow

Chief - Working in the snow

Chief practicing his tracking and capture

Chief - Practice practice



Sheriff Kaber, Handler Tom Hoy and Chief

Chief - with Sheriff Kaber and Handler Tom Hoy
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Help Support the Klamath County Sheriff's Office Canine Program

With the recent passing of our Canine "Ex", the last remaining K-9 with our agency, we are moving forward in rebuilding the K-9 program. The Klamath Dog Fanciers generously adopted the Klamath County Sheriff's Office and donated $10,000 towards the initial purchase and training of a new K-9 officer. A grant for $5,000 was awarded to the department from the American Kennel Club (AKC) allowing a total of $15,000 available to put toward the revitalization of this program.

The average start up cost for a new K-9 and the 6 week training program for the handler is estimated at $16,000, which does not include the handler's travel expenses, salary, properly equipped vehicle or other equipment to safely lodge, transport and maintain the K-9.

The Klamath County Sheriff's Office does not wish to use additional County General Fund dollars for this program so we are seeking support from the local citizens and businesses to help fund our campaign to restore the program to maximum effectiveness. Our goal is to raise a total of $30,000 this year in contributions and grants to sustain our program and our hope would be to eventually restore our program with a total of three working K-9's on patrol

A dedicated account has been established within the Klamath County Sheriff's Office to receive and track contributions to the Klamath County Sheriff's Office K-9 Program. Contribution can be brought to the Klamath County Sheriff's Office or mailed to the Klamath County Sheriff's Office, Attention: K9 Program, 3300 Vandenberg Rd., Klamath Falls, OR 97603.

If you would like more information regarding the Klamath County Sheriff's Office K-9 program you can send email questions to or contact us directly at 541-883-5130.