Canine Handler - K9

The mission of the Norman Police Department's K9 Unit is to locate suspects and evidence at or near crime scenes and to provide protection and backup for officers when possible and practical. Generally, a K9 team will be applied as a sophisticated tool to enhance the capabilities of patrol officers or others at a crime scene. The K9 Unit consists of four highly specialized teams. Two teams are assigned to the Operations Bureau and two teams are assigned to the Support Bureau.

Sgt. Darin Morgan - K9 Kilo

Sgt. Jesse Sumner - K9 Drado

MPO Lance Harper - K9 Remco

MPO Jonathan Hicks - K9 Blue

The K9 Unit is supportive to all divisions within the department. Each K9's abilities include but are not limited to: building and evidence searches, detecting narcotics, trailing and/or tracking, area searches, pursuing and detaining suspects when warranted, and becoming aggressive to protect an officer and its handler when warranted or stimulated to do so.

The Norman Police Department K9 Unit is under the command of Captain Shawn Hawkins.