K9 DakarK9 Dakar is a male German Shepherd Police Dog born in Hungary on 08/12/07. K9 Dakar was imported to the United States in 2009 and issued to Deputy Terence Hoffman. K9 Dakar is a patrol K9 and is certified in narcotics detection, tracking, building searches, evidence recovery, area searches and handler protection.

K9 DokK9 Dok is a male German Shepherd Police Service Dog born 07-27-2010 in Belgium. K9 Dok was imported into the United States in 2012 and assigned to his Handler Matther Goncher. K9 Dok is a multipurpose Patrol K9 certified in explosive detection, tracking, building searches, evidence recovery, area searches and handler protection.

K9 GinoK9 Gino is a male German Shepherd who was born on 8/15/06 in Hungary. He was assigned in November 2009 to his handler, Deputy Bill Gatske. K9 Gino is a dual purpose patrol K9 certified in explosive detection, tracking suspects and lost people, building searches, evidence recovery, apprehensions and handler protection. K9 Gino’s loyalty, courage and intelligence makes him a valuable member of the Sheriiff’s Office.

K9 TyrontK9 Tyront is a male Belgian Malinois Police Service Dog. He was born in the Country of Hungary. K9 Tyront was imported into the United States in 2010 and issued to his Handler, Deputy Nicholas Wolf. K9 Tyront is a multipurpose patrol K9. He is certified in narcotics detection, tracking, building searches, evidence recovery, suspect apprehension, and handler protection. K9 Tyront and Deputy Wolf are also assigned to the Kane County Special Weapons and Tactics Team. (S.W.A.T.)

A K-9's Promise

I will lay down my life for you
And expect nothing but love in return.
I will protect my officer with my life,
And would gladly replace his life for mine.
I am sent in to find lost children
And fugitives on the run.
I find Drugs and weapons and even bombs.
I am the first sent in and often the last to leave,
I am the nose and ears of my officer.
I will protect and serve him.
I would die for him and for you.
I only ask for compassion and a kind word.


K-9 Nando

The Police K9 has become a unique and sophisticated tool which enhances Police performance.

The Department of Justice believes that a well established and properly trained Police K9 Unit dramatically reduces potential risks to Police Officers and is a psychological deterrent to criminals. Statistics have proven that the Police K9 often offers an alternative to Police Officers being forced to use deadly force and drastically minimizes assaults and injuries inflicted on Officers by Offenders.

The Kane County Sheriff's Office began utilizing Police K9's in the early 1960's.

The K9 Unit has developed a positive image in the community and is well supported by upstanding Citizens. The Sheriff's K9 Unit has proven to be an immeasurable asset to the local Law Enforcement Community and an outstanding service program to the citizens of Kane County.

K-9 Unit Success Stories

  • Apprehended offender in hostage situation.
  • Found a lost two year old child who would have died if left out in the elements.
  • Apprehended two subjects fleeing the scene of a home invasion.
  • Recovered 900 lbs of marijuana during an interstate interdiction detail
  • Have been used to successfully end several S.W.A.T. incidents
  • Several hundred arrests have been made by K9 indications for narcotics.

Deputy Nick Wolf and K-9 NandoK-9 Certification

All our Dogs are certified by the North American Police Work Dog Association and the Illinois Police Work Dog Association. Areas of certification are: tracking, narcotics detection, explosive detection, building searches, evidence recovery, and handler protection. Our explosive detection dogs are certified by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.


We need to raise additional funds for K9 training. We cannot do this without your help and involvement.

Your Donation is tax deductible.

How to donate:
Please contact Lt. Eric Fisher at (630) 208-2031 or e-mail him at fishereric@co.kane.il.us.