K-9 DIVISION

The K-9 Division of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department currently has two dogs and two handlers.

K-9 Officer Johnson currently handles Boomer, an explosives detection canine.

Boomer is a 14 month old Black Labrador retriever. Boomer and Officer Johnson have completed the New Jersey State Police Canine Academy for explosives detection.

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Johnson and boomer

Sheriff Robert A. Austino is proud to announce the introduction of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department's newest K-9 unit, Krypto. Krypto is a 2 1/2 year old German Shepherd imported from the Netherlands.

Krypto and his handler K-9 Officer Shaffer II have completed a 16 week Patrol training course at the John "Sonny" Burke Canine Academy located in Atlantic County.

Patrol Work consists of the following:

  • Obedience
  • Agility
  • Criminal Apprehension
  • Building Searches
  • Article Searches
  • Tracking

Krypto and K-9 Officer Shaffer II also completed 14 week Explosives Training with the New Jersey State Police through Detect and Render Safe Canine Program