The Okanogan County Sheriff's Canine Unit is currently comprised of two certified
teams. The teams are split into two separate functions; Narcotics and Patrol. The Chief Criminal Deputy
Dave Rodriguez, a former K-9 handler, is the supervisor of the teams.
Our teams are certified under the standards set out by the Washington State Police Canine Association (WSPCA) as well as the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center (WSCJTC) . Our teams are available 24 hours/day and respond to many types of calls in all weather conditions. Calls for service include tracking lost persons or persons suspected of committing a crime. Searching for discarded evidence, both known and unknown. Searching for suspects concealed in buildings. Locating prohibited narcotics hidden in vehicles, structures and on persons.
Our Patrol dogs also provide protection for their handlers and deterring ongoing criminal behavior. We also provide a public relations service to the citizens of our county by performing demonstrations, which exhibit the skills needed to accomplish our mission.
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If you have an emergency or need a deputy to respond, call 911
To file a report over the phone, call the Dispatch Center, (509) 422-7232
Other business call (509) 422-7200 to be directed to the correct location.
Okanogan County Sheriff's Office
123 5th Ave
Okanogan WA, 98840