Canine Unit

The Sheriff’s Office currently has three canine units. All the canines and handlers attend training programs meeting State of Ohio canine certification criteria.

Deputy Popham’s partner is Lego, a German Shepherd trained in patrol duties.


Deputy Kirker’s partner is Dax, a Belgian Malinois trained in patrol duties.



Deputy Dyer is the handler for “Sammy”, a bloodhound used for locating missing and wanted persons

deputy dyer and dozer

Deputy Dyer