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McLean County:
115 E. Washington St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
K-9 Unit
McLean County K-9 Unit:

In the fall of 2017, Sheriff Jon Sandage appointed Deputy Andy Burns as one of our K-9 handlers with Rico. In the spring of 2018, Deputy Dakotah Metzke was appointed as our second K-9 handler with Shadow. After successfully completing the twelve week training course, both Deputies and their Canines are out on the roads continuing the war on crime.

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Full-Service Unit:

Both Rico and Shadow are considered full-service K-9's because they are certified in the following areas:

  • Area Searches    
  • Article Searches                                                                                              
  • Criminal Apprehension
  • Criminal Tracks        
  • Narcotics Detection
  • Obedience

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