Metropolitan Enforcement Group Employs K-9 unit
To provide a vital component to KAMEG’s “War on
Drugs”, a K-9 Unit was integrated into the
multi-jurisdictional task force in 2006. KAMEG
currently employs a highly trained and
specialized canine. This canine is partnered with
agent, who act as a “handler”. Both the
agent and canine actively train together
weekly, and certify their superior abilities
through the Illinois State Police twice a year.
Since the K-9 Unit’s inception, the teams have
assisted in countless seizures of illegal
narcotics, unlawful weapons and the confiscation
of more than half a million dollars in United
States Currency and assets. Many of the
seizures ultimately led to the arrest of career
offenders, including several with violent
As part of KAMEG’s dedication to the community,
the unit routinely conducts demonstrations
during public and school events.
The K-9 Unit represents another tool in KAMEG’s
multi-faceted commitment to make our community a
better place to live and work.