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K9 Teams
The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office K9 Team provides a highly trained K9 handler/dog team to augment law enforcement services within Cowlitz County. They endeavor to provide a handler/dog team capable of rapid deployment when requested, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The team consists of a commissioned Deputy and a highly trained Police Dog. The team must complete the requirements as set forth by the Washington Administrative Code (WAC), then pass the accreditation testing standards of the Washington State Police Canine Association (WSPCA). The team trains at least monthly. The K9 program has been funded by the Board of Commissioners for Cowlitz County since 2000; however, generous donations and contributions from the community continue to support the team. If you would like to support the K9 program or would just like to ask a question or request further information, please contact the Sheriff's Office during regular business hours, Monday through Friday.

Narcotics K9 Team
K9 Annie The Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office maintains a Narcotics Detection K9, Annie, and her handler is Deputy Craig Shelton. Annie is a Australian Shepard mix who loves searching for drugs. She lives to find something in a car, in a pocket, or anywhere she can--then she can play with her beloved tennis ball.

Patrol K9 Team
K9 Fritz  
Patrol Canine Fritz is a German Shepard who came to the Sheriff's Office in Spring 2008. His handler is Deputy Harris and together they carry out the K9 patrol function for the Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office.

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