Police Officers with K9 companions


Today there are four K-9 teams working within the Egg Harbor Township Police Department. All four K-9 teams are dual purpose which means they are trained to locate people and to locate narcotics. The EHTPD K-9 Unit utilizes both German Sheppards & Belgian Malinois. All of the dogs are sociable.

The safety of the public and other police officers is the primary concern of the members of the K-9 Unit.  The dogs have a keen sense of smell that allows them to locate hiding suspects easier, safer and usually much quicker than officers searching by themselves. The dogs are used to search open areas, buildings, and commercial yards for suspects. The psychological effect of having a dog present in a tense situation proves beneficial to all. Countless times the dogs' presence has de-escalated violent scenes without any physical force having to be used.

Hundreds of pounds of illegal drugs are taken off the streets of Egg Harbor Township and surrounding jurisdictions each year as a result of using these K-9 teams. 

Each K-9 handler takes their patrol vehicle and K-9 partner home with them each day. The K-9 Unit provides seven-day a week coverage and is subject to call-out at any time when they are off duty.

Current EHTPD K-9 Unit Teams

K-9 Ofc. Christopher Berry & K-9 Deebo

K-9 Ofc. Robert Sheppard & K-9 Neiko

K-9 Ofc. John Beattes & K-9 Jax

K-9 Ofc. Michael O'Hagan & K-9 Dozer

Past EHTPD K-9 Unit Teams

 K-9 Ofc. Frederick Cook & K-9 Chance

 K-9 Ofc. Drew McCann & K-9 Solo

 K-9 Ofc. David Elwood & K-9 Hansel

 K-9 Ofc. Larry Bazard & K-9 Baron

 K-9 Ofc. Michael Watts & K-9 Sir

 K-9 Ofc. Michael Watts & K-9 Brutus

 K-9 Ofc. Michael Watts & K-9 Rocky           

K-9 Ofc. Jay Woods & K-9 Axel

 K-9 Ofc. Jay Woods & K-9 Sam

 K-9 Ofc. Jay Woods & K-9 Boomer

K-9 Ofc. Michael Bardello & K-9 Marco

 K-9 Ofc. Michael Bardello & K-9 Brix

 K-9 Ofc. Michael Morris & K-9 Duke

 K-9 Ofc. Michael Morris & K-9 Vendo

K-9 Ofc. Michael Steinman & K-9 Brodie

 K-9 Ofc. John DeFazio & K-9 Riggs

 K-9 Ofc. Michael Bordonaro & K-9 Mojo

K-9 Ofc. Michael Bordonaro & K-9 Shooter

 K-9 Ofc. William Reed & K-9 Santino

 K-9 Ofc. Mark Mensch & K-9 Diesel

 K-9 Ofc. Kenneth Marchelle & K-9 Axl

               K-9 Ofc. Christopher Berry & K-9 Blitz