The Sheriff's Office currently has four canine units. All the canines and handlers attend training programs meeting State of Ohio canine certification criteria.
Deputy Bailey's partner is "Mox", a German Shepherd trained in patrol duties. Deputy Kirker's partner is "Paik", a German Shepherd also trained in patrol duties. Deputy Walsh's partner is "Aaron", a Dutch Shepherd trained in narcotics detection and patrol duties. Deputy Summers is the handler for "Dozer", a bloodhound used for locating missing and wanted persons.
The Clermont County Sheriff's Office hosted the Ohio Law Enforcement K9 Association Top Dog Competition at Amelia High School on Sept. 18, 2010. Deputy Walsh and Aaron earned the 3rd place trophy. Read more here.