The Yorktown Police Department K-9 program was started in the 1970's and proudly continues to this day. In the past, the department's police K-9's have been "patrol dogs" who are certified in the apprehension of criminal suspects, building searches, tracking and narcotics detection.
Today, the department's K-9 Unit is comprised of two officers and two dogs. Officer Thomas Beyrer and his K-9 partner, "Dallas" and Officer Michael Campion and his K-9 partner, "Spar."
K-9 "Dallas" is the department's first single purpose dog. She is certified by New York State in narcotics detection. "Dallas" is frequently deployed during narcotic investigations and traffic stops where there is probable cause to believe that narcotics are concealed within a vehicle.
K-9 "Spar" is a multiple purpose dog who is certified by New York State in the apprehension of criminal suspects, building searches, missing person searches and narcotics detection.