The Longwood Police Department employs three full-service Police K-9 Teams, comprising either a Bloodhound, Labrador Retriever, or German Shepherd and their police officer handler. The K-9 Unit is assigned to the Patrol Division and is trained in tracking, building searches, officer protection, drug detection, and apprehension.
The K-9s and their officer handlers completed an extensive training course to be utilized in a law enforcement function. The K-9s reside with the officer and his family. The K-9 Unit is an essential part of the Longwood Police Department and the Seminole County Law Enforcement Community.