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K-9 Unit

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The Allentown Police Department's K-9 Unit will support patrol and investigative functions and enhance officer and citizen safety.  Because of their superior senses of smell, hearing and physical capabilities, the trained Police Service Dog (PSD) is a valuable supplement to Police manpower.

CANINE (K-9): 

A trained PSD which has been procured and specifically trained to execute a number of specific tasks which make use of canine speed, agility, and sense of smell. The Department will use dogs classified as "trained police canine."

CANINE OFFICER:

An officer specifically trained in the care, handling, and training of a dog for law enforcement use.  All of Allentown Police Department's Canine Officers and K-9 are certified through a nationally recognized organization.

SINGLE-PURPOSE/DUAL-PURPOSE K9:

Single-purpose:  A PSD that is specifically trained in one specific discipline of canine work.  For example, explosives/narcotics/cadaver detection.
Dual-purpose:  A PSD that is specifically trained in both the detection discipline as well as Patrol related activities (tracking, apprehension, article search, etc.)


Contact Information
Captain John Hill
John.Hill@Allentownpa.gov

Officer Jonathan Smith
Jonathan.Smith@Allentownpa.gov

Officer Andrew Fegely
Andrew.Fegely@Allentownpa.gov

Officer Talden Cashatt
Talden.Cashatt@Allentownpa.gov

K-9 Demonstrations

If you would like to request a K-9 demonstration for an organization within the City of Allentown, please either call the phone number below or e-mail Sally Yandrasits.

Phone: (610) 437-7713
Fax: (610) 437-8721