K9 Program

A human-canine officer team is a tried and true law enforcement tool. With their keen eyesight, speed and sense of smell, police dogs can perform some tasks faster and at lower cost than human officers with less risk to officers and the public.

The Weirton Police Department's K-9 Program was established in 1994 with the addition of 4 German Shepherds as part of the Patrol Division. These highly trained canines, along with their handlers have become a vital part of the Weirton Police Department.
The Weirton K9 Unit in front of a patrol SUV.
A canine is assigned to each of 4 crews. They are used for drug detection, suspect tracking and apprehension.

Donating to Weirton's K9 Program

The Weirton Police canine program is primarily funded through donations. If you would like to make a contribution to the K9 fund please contact the Weriton Police Department, or you can send your donation by making your check payable to the City of Weirton and noting in the memo line that it is for the K9 program.

Send the check to:
City of Weirton
Attn: Finance Department
c/o: K-9 Donation
200 Municipal Plaza
Weirton, WV 26062

Meeting a K9 Team

Want to schedule a time when one of the City's K9 teams can meet with your school or civic group? They are available to meet and provide a demonstration of their abilities.