The Crisp County Sheriff’s Office Canine Unit is a valuable resource utilized by its deputies and other law enforcement agencies throughout the state. The K-9 teams are deployed as a sophisticated tool to enhance the capabilities of traffic and other units on traffic stops, crime scenes, and a variety of other calls.
Canine Team duties include conducting building searches, locating missing persons, tracking dangerous suspects who have fled the scene of the crime and performing searches for narcotic detection in addition to their other assigned law enforcement duties.
Seven year old K9 Dojo called Holland his home before coming to the United States to work for the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office. He joined our agency in 2011 after completing his final training with South GA K9 in Dooly County, GA. He is a Sheppard/Belgian Malinois Mix. He works daily with his partner DFC Loron Williams. K9 Dojo is nationally certified in Narcotic Detection and Tracking thru the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association (NNDDA).
K9 Dojo’s recent accomplishments include attending the 2016 K9 Tactical Operations (SKIDDS) course and placing 2nd in the Tracking Division Competition at the 2016 South GA K9/NNDDA Conference. More recently, K9 Dojo took 1st place honors at this same competition in 2017. This conference is held annually in Georgia and draws K9 teams from all over the United States for certification and competition.
K9 Dojo is definitely the “class clown” at any gathering and enjoys sleeping on the couch and playing with K9 Tessa in his down time.
K9 Tessa is a Belgian Malinois. She traveled from Holland in 2010 to join the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit at the age of three years old. She has spent her seven year career as Cpl. Kenny Purvis’ partner. She and Cpl. Purvis completed their advanced training at South GA K9 in Dooly Co, GA. K9 Tessa holds national certifications in Narcotic Detection and Tracking thru the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association (NNDDA).
In 2015, she earned a 2nd place award in Narcotics Detection and a 2nd place award in Tracking at the South GA K9/NNDDA Conference. This is a conference held annually in Georgia that draws K9 teams from all over the United States for certification and competition.
K9 Tessa has a strong bond with her partner and family. In her off time, she enjoys belly scratches, swimming and dock-diving.