The Lebanon K-9 Unit was established in 2003, with the support and approval of the Lebanon City Council.
The K-9 Unit under the direction of Captain Tim Cohen can often be seen walking the downtown area meeting new people and keeping the community safe. The unit is made up of 2 separate teams, both of which are dual certified. This means the dogs are patrol and narcotic detection certified.
Patrol Dogs search buildings; track for lost people and criminals; search for articles such as guns and other evidence; apprehend dangerous criminals who pose an immediate threat to the safety of the public; and protect their handlers.
Narcotic Dogs search for drugs in cars, buildings, and other locations. The Lebanon Police Dogs are social dogs, who enjoy time spent with their handler's families, as well as interaction with the public.
The Lebanon Police Department K-9 Unit has been a resounding success to date, making numerous drug seizures, tracking criminals, checking buildings, finding dangerous weapons, and overall making Lebanon a safer, healthier community.
The Lebanon Police Department wishes to thank those who have given their support to the K-9 program. Without their continued contributions of services and time, the K-9 program would not be as successful as it is.
Retired Lebanon City Manager Greg Lewis chats with Sr. Officer Jeremy Perkins and K9 Max of the Lebanon Police Department.