K9 Unit

The Craig Police Department K-9 unit is operated under the Uniformed Patrol Division. This is a specialized group of law enforcement officers who have specialized training to become a handler. The handler is partnered with a service dog who, in turn, lives fulltime with the handler and their family.

K9 units not only perform general police duties but are highly trained to perform a wide variety of specialized duties which may include:

  • Detecting illegal substances
  • Identifying individuals who may have come in contact with illegal substances
  • Tracking individuals
  • Doing building searches
  • Intervening when the handler might be in danger
  • Apprehending individuals
  • And many more task

Craig Police Department’s K9 handlers are  Corporal Grant Laehr and Officer Nate Baker

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Craig Police Departments K9 Service Dog is Bane.

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Both Corporal Laehr and Bane have had extensive training in numerous areas.

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K9 Handler Nate Baker and K9 Odin joined the Craig Police Department in 2021.

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K9 Odin is trained in a wide variety of patrol functions.