In order to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the Greer Police Department, the Canine (K-9) Unit provides highly trained canine teams to protect persons and property in Greer.
Canine teams are a valuable tool in law enforcement used for:
- Area searches
- Building searches
- Evidence detection
- Narcotics detection
- Promoting favorable public relations
- Tracking fleeing persons
- Tracking missing persons
Currently, the Greer Police Department has one K-9 team under the direction of Sergeant Sarah Melton that is assigned to the Echo Team. The K-9 team includes: PTO Gould and K-9 Ikar.