McLean County K-9 Unit
In the summer of 2011, Sheriff Emery appointed Deputy Jonathan Albee as our newest K-9 handler. In cooperation with the Canine Training Institute, our three year-old Belgian Malinois named Keej (pronounced Kee-jay) went through a five week handler transition course. After successfully completing the course, both Deputy Albee and Keej are out on the street continuing the war on crime.
Deputy Albee and Keej are considered a full-service K-9 unit because they are certified in several areas:
- Area Searches
- Article Searches
- Criminal Apprehension
- Criminal Tracks
- Narcotics Detection
The McLean County K-9 Unit works and trains closely with other local police K-9 units and is proud to serve and protect the citizens of McLean County.
Recognizing Past K-9 Units
The McLean County Sheriff’s Office would also like to recognize our past K-9 units and thank them all for their efforts and hard work over the years.
- Deputy Sheriff Brian Sparrow / Canine Onzo
- Deputy Sheriff Mike McGuire / Canine Atlas
- Deputy Sheriff Joe Zoeller / Canine Harro and Canine Ringo
- Deputy Sheriff Carl Boyd / Canine Markus
- Deputy Sheriff Glen Wagner / Canine Ringo and Canine Lazer
- Deputy Sheriff Jason Tuttle / Canine Keej