The Summerville Police Department takes great pride in its K-9 unit. Our K-9 Teams, comprised of 5 dual-purpose patrol dogs, answer a high volume of unique calls for service daily. These K-9 calls range from tracking armed and dangerous suspects to conducting demonstrations at local schools and nursing homes. The SPD K-9 Unit prides itself on having friendly dogs that are capable of adjusting to a multitude of situations and surroundings. Due to the unit's proficiency, it is not uncommon for our teams to be called upon to assist other neighboring Local, State, and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies throughout the Lowcountry. While located in three different county jurisdictions, the Summerville Police Department can improve the response to incidents, while increasing the capability and proficiency of each requesting agency with the extension of our dogs.