The Columbia Police Department started its K-
The canines are trained in various skill sets to include tracking, drug detection, building search, criminal apprehension, and handler protection. The canines go through many hours of training with their handler to maintain the highest level of proficiency. Over the years the K-
The handler attends many long and hard physical hours of training throughout his career with his canine. The partnership between the canine and his handler is one of the most unique in the police force because at the end of each shift the canine actually goes home with the handler and becomes part of the family.