K9 Unit

The Wheeling Police Department’s K-9 Unit was formed in 2003 and current has four K9's on staff. Each year, the K9 Unit spends roughly 1,000 hours training and is utilized about 400 times for various reasons. All of WPD's K-9s are trained to detect narcotics, track fleeing suspects, building searches and give officer protection. The illegal narcotics that the K-9s are trained to detect are Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin and MDMA.

Currently, the Wheeling Police Department  K-9’s:

  • Jericho
  • Keeni
  • Zero

Former K9's of the Wheeling PD:

  • Alf (2003-2010)
  • Freddie (2003-2007)
  • Hyco (2008-2014)
  • Dux (2010-2014)
  • Declan (2013-2019)
  • Bella (2011-2019)
  • Ammo (2015-2020)