The Sheriff's Department's K9 Unit provides specialized
dogs for Law Enforcement. There are 5 bomb-detecting dogs, 5 tracking
dogs, and 5 drug dogs, plus an arson dog and an air scent dog in
training. None of the Sheriff's dogs are cross-trained nor are used
as patrol dogs.
Our K-9 unit is also responsible for "Project
Life Saver" which helps to locate Alzheimer patients who wander
off. They use specialized tracking devices provided through joint
efforts of the Sheriff, Senior Services, and the County Freeholder
In addition to serving all law enforcement agencies
in Ocean County, the K-9 Unit also assists various state, county
and municipal agencies throughout New Jersey.