K-9 Officer Jax is a Dutch Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix, born in 2015.
K-9 Officer Kita is a American Labrador, born in 2018.
K-9 Jax graduated from the Union County Sheriff's Department Basic K-9 Academy in July, 2016 and is dual certified in Narcotics Detection and Patrol. With patrol work Jax is certified in tracking missing people, locating missing articles, building and area searches, and apprehension work. Jax and his handler must re-certify in narcotics detection and patrol work every six months as per the New Jersey Attorney General guidelines. They also attend training twice a month with the Union County Sheriff's Department.
K-9 Kita graduated from the Union County Sheriff's Department Basic K-9 Academy in June 2018 and is certified in Narcotics Detection. K-9 Kita also participates in the Flemington Police Departments Community Policing programs.
Jax and Kita are credited for assisting numerous Municipal Police agencies, the New Jersey State Police, and the FBI in narcotic investigations. Jax and Kita have assisted several agencies in the surrounding areas with tracking missing and endangered people.
Jax and Kita provide demonstrations for the community throughout the year.