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Canine / K-9 UNIT

The Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit was formed in 1975 and has had seven K9 Deputies since the unit was formed. The K9 unit performs a variety of tasks from narcotics and tracking to community outreach and demonstrations.

Currently, the Eagle County Sheriff's Office K9 unit consists of one single purpose dog team as of 2022. The organization added our current K9 to the Eagle County Sheriff's Office team in 2019. K9 teams are certified in the areas of handler protection, evidence searches, tracking, field searches and narcotics detection. The Eagle County Sheriff's Office K9 Unit is a member of and is certified annually with the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA).

The K9 teams provide support for many different divisions and units within the Sheriff's Office to include the Patrol Division, Investigations Division, Detentions Center and the Gore Range Narcotics Interdiction Team (GRANITE). Sheriff's Office K9 Teams have also aided many outside agencies over the years to include the FBI, ATF, DEA and numerous other federal, state and local agencies. The K9 Unit is "on call" 365 days a year and responds to a variety of calls within Eagle County.

The K9 team and equipment are funded through grants and confiscated funds from criminal investigations where illegal proceeds are seized. The office provides all of the necessary items for the dog which include kennels, food, equipment, special patrol cars and veterinary care.

The current Eagle County Sheriff's Office K9 team includes:
  • A German Shepherd named "Zane". He was born in 2018 and was imported from Frankfurt Germany. K9 "Zane" is assigned to Deputy Evan Jamarillo.
K9s work and live together every day with their handlers.

K-9 ZANE & Master Deputy Evan Jaramillo

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