K-9 Program

Ithaca IPD presently has two K-9 units in our K-9 Program. Our first unit of Officer Kimmich & Bert were recently joined by a second K-9 unit of Officer Buffone & Rex. Each Officer works with their K-9 in a multitude of capacities to help keep Ithaca a safe place to work, live, and grow.

Members of the Ithaca community can expect to see the K-9 Team at festivals, sporting events, community relations events, and activities that draw large crowds. While on patrol, the K9 Team will be utilized in building searches, suspect apprehension, explosive detection, and searches for missing persons.