The West Covina Police Department K9 Unit has been in place since 1981. Officers who are chosen to be a K9 handler go through a training school with their new K9 partners. After the school, the K9 teams are assigned to the Patrol Division to provide coverage throughout the week in case they are needed to assist officers. Some of the K9s receive secondary training to detect items such as explosives, firearms, discarded objects, or narcotics. Our K9 teams attend numerous training courses to keep their K9 partners ready for any situation they may face while patrolling our community. Currently consisting of four teams, meet the dedicated canines that protect and serve the City of West Covina.