Canine Unit

The DeKalb Police Department has deployed a canine team to support our Patrol Division. Officer Gates is assigned as the handler to our canine, Tach. Tach is a Belgian Malinois born in Slovakia and imported to the United States via Vohne Liche Kennels located in Denver, Indiana. Our canine team went through training at the Illinois State Police Canine Training facility. Tach is a dual purpose drug detection and patrol dog, trained in narcotics detection, handler protection, suspect apprehension, building and area searches, article searches and tracking.
Officer Gates with K9