The Bristol County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit has served the communities of Bristol County since 1986. Each Patrol K-9 attends a sixteen week Patrol Academy. During the sixteen week period, K-9`s learn tracking, criminal apprehension, building searches, crowd control, felony car stops jail cell extractions, article searching, legal issues and K-9 first aid. Each K-9 Team is expected to perform all activities at a very high level.


PHOTOS: Meet the K9 Team


K-9 teams have been called upon to assist local police departments through out Bristol County for B&E`s, armed robberies, home invasions, missing elderly and children, warrant apprehension and also narcotic and explosive calls.



Colonel Robert J. Sylvia

508.995.6400 ext 2417


Lieutenant Paul M. Douglas

508.995.6400 ext 2921

Bristol County Sheriff's Office Address: 400 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747 Phone: 508.995.6400 Web: