The City of St. Charles Missouri began its Canine program in 1977 with two donated dogs. These dogs and their handlers were trained and certified through the St. Louis City Police Canine School. Then in 1991, the city began purchasing Imported dogs from Europe that had been bred specifically for police work.
Today our police Canine teams are trained in house and are certified through several different national organizations in the areas of Tracking, Drug Detection, Criminal Apprehension, Crowd Control, Building Searches, Area Searches, Article Search and Indication, Obedience, and Handler Protection.
Our Canine Unit is an important tool in providing excellence in police services to the citizens of and visitors of St. Charles Missouri.
Past Handler / Canine Teams
The dog / handler teams that have served the City of St. Charles in the past are:
Lt. Turpiano and Canine Winston
Officer Jansen and Canine Czar
Officer McMillon and Canine Hans
Officer McWilliams and canines Max, Arco, Brig, and Cuda
Officer Schulte and canines Hawk and Boris
Officer Wandling and canines Buoy, Rocky, and Blix
Sgt. Hohman and Canine Hector
Sgt. Wilson and Canine Apollo
Current Handler / Canine Teams
Our current dog / handler teams are: