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Portage County Sheriff Department’s K9 Units

In 1991, Portage County began its K9 Unit Program. We are proud to have cared for these incredible working dogs since the program’s inception. 

Deputy Dan Wachowiak and "Yent"
Deputy Dan Wachowiak and “Yent”
Deputy John White with "Lady."
Deputy John White with “Lady”

Both Lady and Yent trained at Vohe Liche Kennels in Denver, Indiana. They are both Belgian Malinois. They are dual-purpose K9s, so they are trained to search for illicit drugs, track people, protect their handlers, and apprehend suspects.