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Canine Unit

Lithonia Police Department K-9 Unit

The K-9 Unit is a full service, dual purpose unit trained in narcotic detection, bomb detection and patrol. The K-9 Unit also assists other units of the Lithonia Police Department as well as surrounding cities, counties, and federal agencies with drug searches and locating and apprehending suspects who run or attempt to hide. The canine unit is used to fight crime by locating criminals as well as searching for missing children or elderly adults who may have wandered away from their loved ones. Corporal J. Patterson and Officer Perro respond to assist, seven days a week, 24 hours a day to meet the department needs. The Canine team also assist with emergency calls for service including "officer needs help", "assistance" or "back-up" calls. The Unit currently consists of a Belgium Malinois, future plans include increasing the unit as Lithonia expands through annexation. 

J. Patterson and Officer Perro

Corporal J. Patterson and Officer Perro