St. Clair County K-9-consists of a deputy with German Shepard Narcotics-Detector Dogs. The handler and his partner have been certified through Canine Concept in St. Clair County. The K-9 unit has one primary patrol unit and one backup, which is responsible for assisting is school searches and demonstrations.
The primary handler is Deputy Lionel Callender and his partner Lexie. The K-9 unit assists the Sheriff's Office along with Municipal and State Police Agencies with drug related offenses ranging from search warrants to traffic stops. The unit is also responsible for searching schools throughout the county and providing demonstrations for students and citizens. This unit is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.