The Fairbanks Police Department maintains an active K-9 program within the Patrol Division. The department currently has one active team, consisting of a working dog and handler, certified in patrol tactics and drug detection.
Sergeant Lockwood, and his K-9 partner Stryker, responds to patrol requests for drug searches, tracking of suspects, building searches, warrant services, and public/educational demonstrations. Our K-9 Unit also provides assistance on an as-needed basis for other area agencies.
In addition to patrol work, the K-9 Unit conducts public appearances including such events as the Mush for Kids, Golden Days, and the Midnight Sun Street Fair. These appearances give the public an opportunity to meet the dog and speak with the handler. People are also encouraged to pet the K-9 and have their pictures taken with the dog.