The Bentonville Police Department's K-9 Unit is comprised of three K-9 teams. Each K-9 team consists of a veteran officer and their K-9 partner.
The K-9 unit was created to:
- Assist officers with the detection of illegal narcotics and explosive materials
- Apprehension of felons
- Searching for lost persons
- Protection of officers
The Bentonville Police Department's K-9 teams are nationally certified through the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association and American Working Dogs.
The K-9 team’s service to the community and their fellow officers has proven to be invaluable.