Franklin County Sheriff

Canine Unit

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office Canine Unit is a part of the Patrol Bureau. Responsibilities include tracking of criminal suspects and lost persons, evidence recovery, bomb detection, drug detection, and general patrol duties. The Canine Unit is one of the few available in central Ohio and their use is often requested by other agencies.


K9-1 - Vando

Vando

Sergeant Heflin is a 13 year veteran of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. His partner Vando is a 2 year old German Shepherd trained in general police work and specializing in Explosive detection.


K9-2 - Will

Will

Corporal Valentine is a 8 year veteran of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. His partner Will is a 2 year old German shepherd. Will is trained (as are all the K9's) as a general duty police dog and has specialized training in Narcotic detection.


K9-3 - Damira

Damira

Deputy Copas is a 16 year veteran of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. His partner Damira is a 5 year old German Shepherd trained in general police work and specializing in Explosive detection.


K9-4 - Fero

Fero

Deputy Durbin is a 19 year veteran of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. His partner Fero is a 8 year old German Shepherd trained in general police work and specializing in Narcotic detection.


K9-5 - Eddy

Eddie

Deputy Brady is a 22 year veteran of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. His partner Eddy is a 5 year old German Shepherd trained in general police work and specializing in Explosive detection.


K9-6 - Jack

Jack

Deputy Severence is a 40 year veteran of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and the longest serving member of the K9 unit with 28 years as a canine handler. His partner Jack is a 4 year old German Shepherd trained in general police work and specializing in Narcotic detection.


K9-7 - Blek

Blek

Deputy McKee is a 28 year veteran of the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and has been a canine handler for 12 years. His partner Blek is a 5 1/2 year old German Shepherd. Blek is trained in general patrol work and specializing in Narcotic Detection.