The Milford Police Department’s K-9 Unit is currently comprised of 1 K-9 Team. The department’s current K-9 went into active service in September of 2011 after completing a 20 week training academy with the City of Wilmington Police Department. K-9 “Eros” is a nationally certified dual-purpose police canine holding narcotics, tracking and patrol certifications with the National Police Canine Association. The K-9 Unit attends yearly recertification as well as monthly training as required by the N.P.C.A. and department policy.
The Milford Police Department’s K-9 Unit is assigned to the department’s Community Policing Unit however works in conjunction with the department’s Patrol Unit. The K-9 Unit is responsible for providing support to Patrol Officers across a wide range of incidents including, but not limited to, crowd control, building searches, precautionary presence for in-progress incidents, the locating of person(s) or evidence through the utilization of tracking or article/area searches, officer/handler protection and the apprehension of fleeing criminals. The K-9 Unit frequently assists the Drug Unit with the search for controlled dangerous substances and works as a supplement to the Milford Police Department’s Special Operations Group for the execution of high-risk arrest and search warrants.
K-9 Eros, an eighty-pound Belgian Malinois, was born on 10/7/08 in the Netherlands.