K-9 UNIT 

The Town of Woodbury Police Department’s K9 Unit was established in 2017. Both dogs are trained as dual purpose K9's specializing in Explosive Ordinance Detection and Patrol Operations. In addition to their daily training, the teams are required to attend formal in-service training at a minimum of 16 hours per month.  

K9 Zeke is a German Shepherd. He was imported from Czecho-Slovakia and is trained to recognize many different types of explosive odors and indicate to his handler upon finding them. He is also trained to search for missing persons, fleeing suspects, or those in hiding. He is trained in building and open area searches, suspect apprehension, and handler protection. Officer Sinclair and K9 Zeke continue to provide valuable K9 services to the citizens and guests of Woodbury. They’ve also responded to numerous mutual aid requests from surrounding communities and outside agencies and continue to support any agency who may request their assistance.

In 2019 the K9 unit added a second dog, K9 Nika, credited to a Department of Homeland Security Grant. This grant paid for K9 Nika, her equipment, vehicle and necessary training.

K9 Nika is a Dutch Shepherd.  She was imported from Amsterdam and raised here in the United States in Tennessee. She began her training with Officer Correa when she was only 11 months old.  K9 Nika is trained to recognize many different types of explosive odors and indicate to his handler upon finding them. She is also trained to search for missing persons, fleeing suspects, or those in hiding. She is trained in building and open area searches, suspect apprehension, and handler protection. Officer Correa and K9 Nika continue to provide valuable K9 services to the citizens and guests of Woodbury. They’ve also responded to numerous mutual aid requests from surrounding communities and outside agencies and continue to support any agency who may request their assistance.

When not working, both of our K9s live with their respective handlers.  The care and maintenance of a Police K9 goes beyond the start and end of an assigned shift.  It is a 24/7 job that requires a huge commitment on the part of the officers.  Other than basic feeding and grooming, Police K9s must train regularly to keep up their proficiency, even if it means training on the officer’s days off.

Financial contributions to help sustain the unit are gladly accepted. For more information contact Sgt. K9 Christopher Correa at ccorrea@woodburypolice.org. 

PO Correa is teamed up with K9 Nika, a 2.5 year old female Dutch Shepherd, certified in Explosives Detection and Patrol.

PO Sinclair is teamed up with K9 Zeke, a 4.5 year old male German Shepherd, certified in Explosives Detection and Patrol.

Town of Woodbury Police Department

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