K-9 Unit


The Lebanon K-9 Unit was established in 2003, with the support and approval of the Lebanon City Council.

The K-9 Unit can often be seen walking the downtown area meeting new people and keeping the community safe. The unit is made up of 3 separate teams, all 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 interacting 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 K9 program would not be as successful as it is.

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Current K-9 Teams

Officer Perkins and K9 BleskCorporal Jeremy Perkins and K-9 Blesk

Corporal Perkins and K-9 Blesk and joined the K-9 Unit in February 2018. K-9 Blesk is a male Belgian Malinois imported from Slovakia. Corporal Perkins most recently worked with K-9 Max, who succumbed to cancer in December 2017.

Officer Scelza and K9 AllergoCorporal Logan Scelza and K-9 Allergo

Corporal Scelza and K-9 Allergo joined the K-9 Unit in July 2021. K-9 Allergo is a male German Shepherd who was born in Slovakia on October 13, 2019. They completed the drug detection course and patrol course at the VT Police Canine Academy in 2021. 

Learn More About the Lebanon K-9 Unit

In the following "Lebanon in Depth" episode recorded in 2011, retired Lebanon City Manager Greg Lewis chats with Sr. Officer Jeremy Perkins and Retired K-9 Max of the Lebanon Police Department. Watch the video to learn more about the function and operation of this unit.