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The Canine Unit currently houses, trains, and deploys tracking/trailing canines, narcotic detection canines, cellphone detection canines, and explosive detection canines in order to enhance public safety by maintaining safe and secure facilities. The GDC Canine Unit also provides assistance to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. GDC Canine Handlers possess police powers with statewide jurisdiction.
The GDC operates twelve (12) kennels, employs twenty three (23) Canine Handlers, and forty five (45) canines. The GDC utilizes multiple breeds of canines, to include Bloodhounds, German Shepherds, and Belgian Malinois.