The Canine Unit is responsible for enhancing public safety throughout the State of Georgia by providing
prompt and effective canine support for the GDC, public schools, and local, state and federal law
enforcement agencies. The Canine Unit currently houses, trains, and deploys tracking and trailing canines,
narcotic detection canines, cell phone detection canines, and explosive detection canines to support
this diverse mission. Contraband seizures from the OPS Canine Unit included 86.3 pounds of marijuana,
2.5 pounds of methamphetamine, 1.9 pounds of cocaine, and 88.5 pounds of tobacco. Items
were found at GDC facilities and detail sites. The work of the Canine Unit also resulted in 342 arrests.