K-9 Pino, a Dutch Shepard, was purchased from a vendor in Holland, in 2018 when he was 11 months old.
Since then, Pino has been certified as a Dual-Purpose Working K9.
K-9 Pino can be used to detect the odors of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine. K-9 Pino is also certified in patrol duties and tracking.
K-9 Pino is used throughout the New River Valley to help and assist with narcotics, tracking, and apprehension of fleeing or wanted suspects.
Acting in a patrol capacity, K-9 Pino is used for:
- Calls involving weapons
- Violent subjects
- Prowler calls
- Area searches to locate suspects
- Missing persons
- Fleeing suspects (tracking)
- Alarm calls
- Tactical operations to clear buildings, locate suspects, and maintain perimeters
- Crowd control
- Narcotics detection generally involving vehicles, residences, buildings, schools, luggage, packages, and open areas