The Racine Police Department has grown over the last fifteen years from one to five K9 teams. Racine Police K9’s are deployed daily to locate and apprehend suspects, locate narcotics, detect explosives, and track down evidence.

In addition to police work, the Racine PD K9 Unit serves as department ambassadors to the community, frequently making public appearances and conducting demonstrations. The Racine Police Department provides officers interested in becoming a K9 handler the opportunity to attend and participate in weekly trainings with the unit.

Racine K9 teams are among the best in the region and are continually on the cutting edge of K9 police tactics and abilities.