The Quakertown Police Department K-9 Unit was first formed in 2007 with the help of federal grant money, the support of the Police Staff, and overwhelming support from the community. Since the Unit's inception, the Police Department has supported the use of Police Canines to aid in the department’s crime detection and crime prevention efforts.
At present, we have two Police K-9 teams. Our K-9 teams are also available to assist other Police Departments when help is needed. Putting the best K-9 team together involves a thorough selection process.
Our K-9 handlers, Bryan Lockwood (pictured above left along with his K-9 "Jax") and Paul Houseknecht (pictured above right with his K-9 "Fury") are full-time Quakertown Police Officers. "Jax has specialized bomb detection training and is also cross-trained for patrol. "Fury" has specialized drug detection training and is also cross-trained for patrol.