Deputy Josh Albee was appointed to be a canine handler in the winter of 2022 and is partnered with K9 Shadow, a Belgian Malinois. Shadow is a Belgian Malinois originally from The Netherlands. Deputy Noah Sadler was appointed as a canine handler in the summer of 2023 and is partnered with K9 Kano. Kano is a Belgian Malinois/German Shephard mix originally from Slovakia. Both canine teams are assigned to the patrol division where they assist deputies and surrounding agencies in a variety of patrol related functions.
Deputy Sadler and Kano
Deputy Albee and Shadow
Both Kano and Shadow are considered full-service K-9's because they are certified in the following areas:
The MCSO 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
Deputy Sheriff Jon Albee / Canine Keej
Deputy Sheriff William Burns / Canine Rico and Canine Kano