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Beckley Police Department
340 Prince St
Beckley, WV 25801

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Police K-9 Unit


The Beckley Police Department currently has two police service dog teams available. In addition to working a beat and handling calls for service, the K9 units are often called upon to assist other federal, state, and local police agencies when K9 assistance is needed.



Drug Detection

K9 Teams are able to detect marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin - all base odors and derivatives.
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K9 Teams are trained and certified for apprehension, detection, tracking, evidence recovery and officer protection. The unit re-certifies yearly through the West Virginia Police Canine Association.

The police service dogs are used in a variety of situations:

To search for hidden suspects
To apprehend fleeing suspects
To search for evidence including use in drug interdiction stops
To protect the handler, other officers and citizen
To conduct public demonstrations

Jamie and Ciro

The K9s and their handlers undergo constant training to maintain a high level of excellence and to ensure that when they are called upon, both the handler and the K9 have the training, experience, and expertise to meet even the most challenging of assignments. Often just the presence of the K9 unit is sufficient to bring a situation under control.

Sgt. W.P. Reynolds and K-9 Helo - K9 Unit Supervisor /Trainer
Cpl. J.H. Blume and K-9 Ciro



The Beckley Police Department will make every effort to provide a K-9 Team demo for your school or event, depending on date, time and availability of one of our three K-9 Teams.  We require that you provide us with all the details, including advance notice, so appropriate dates can be scheduled. Emergencies arise, and K-9 teams may have to cancel any engagement to assist their community or other communities in their work. If this occurs, we apologize and another date may be arranged.
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K-9 demos are designed to portray the skill involved and the work performed by the K-9 teams on a daily basis, plus gives both children and adults an opportunity to gain knowledge and ask questions about the K-9 Unit. Basic obedience, agility, article search, simulated criminal apprehension and mock narcotic searches.
If you would like to arrange a K-9 demo in your area, or have questions, please contact Deputy Chief or Sgt. Will Reynolds  304-256-1720 wreynolds@beckleypd.com