K9 Unit

K-9 Officer Jax is a Dutch Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix, born in 2015. 

He graduated from the Union County Sheriff's Department Basic K-9 Academy in July, 2016 and was 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.

Jax is credited for assisting numerous Municipal Police agencies, the New Jersey State Police, and the FBI in narcotic investigations.  Jax has assisted several agencies in the surrounding areas with tracking missing and endangered people.

Jax and his handler provide demonstrations for the community throughout the year. 

 

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