K-9 UNIT

Cpl. Timothy Capehart and K-9 Ora
Pfc. Lauryn Capehart and K-9 Zero
Pfc. Daniel Cline and K-9 Vito

The Beckley Police Department currently has three K-9 teams in operation. Each team consists of a K-9 handler and a dual-purpose trained K-9. Our K-9’s are valuable assets in fighting crime and making our community safer. In addition to working a beat and handling calls for service, the k9 units are often called upon to assist other federal, state, and local police agencies when K-9 assistance is needed.

The K-9’s are state certified to locate narcotics, tracking human scent, evidence recovery and patrol aspects.

Whenever the department’s K-9’s are not on the job they reside with their handler, making for a full-time partnership. The K-9s and their handlers undergo constant training to maintain a high level of excellence and to ensure that when they are called upon, both the handler and the K-9 have the training, experience, and expertise to meet even the most challenging of assignments. Each K-9 team re-certifies yearly through the West Virginia Police Canine Association.

The Beckley Police Department encourages the community to reach out and interact with the K-9’s and handlers. K-9 demonstrations are available for schools, events, groups, and organizations. If you would like to arrange a demonstration in your area, or have any questions regarding the K-9 unit, please contact the officers listed below:

Sgt. William Reynolds
Beckley Police Department
K9 Supervisor, trainer/evaluator
501 Neville Street
Beckley, WV 25801
(304) 256-1720
wreynolds@beckleypd.com

Sgt. David J. Bailey
Beckley Police Department
Community Services Officer
501 Neville Street
Beckley, WV 25801
(304) 256-1847
djbailey@beckleypd.com