K-9 Unit

The Burlington County Sheriff’s Department currently has three K9 teams.  Our K9 teams are used for Explosive Detection, Tracking, Narcotics, and Patrol throughout the state.

Explosives Team

Our canine explosive dogs sweep the courts facility buildings and parking areas routinely, to ensure the safety of all visitors and employees throughout the facilities.


Every dog and handler must go through 14 weeks of vigorous training, on land, water and even in the air. Continued in-service training exercises and testing is done to ensure that each K-9 is operationally ready to respond to any reported explosive threat response call.