It takes a special dog with the right personality and learning capability to serve alongside police officers. Police dogs perform a variety of different tasks within the law enforcement department like catching criminals sniffing out drugs and rescuing people trapped under debris. A police canine program teams the local community with the police department in an effort to solve crimes more effectively and discourage criminal activity. Officers and their canine partners team together with the community to prevent and deter unlawful activities that leave our citizens and business owners victimized. They also serve as ambassadors to strengthen public relations and opinions of the local law enforcement community.