K-9 Unit

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit was formed approximately 35 years ago. Its goals are two-fold, one being to act as goodwill ambassadors for the Sheriff’s Office and the other to assist in the apprehension of criminals.

The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit was the first of its kind formed in the county and is an integral part of the day-to-day operations of the Patrol Division. K-9s have assisted in making numerous felony and misdemeanor arrests. These arrests were made under very difficult circumstances and would not have been made without the K-9s.

The K-9 teams also do numerous public demonstrations showing their training and experience. The demonstrations have been held for various groups such as preschools, convalescent hospitals, civic organizations and the county fair.

The Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit is also available to all law enforcement agencies who request our teams to assist in the apprehension of criminals or searching for missing or lost persons. The service is provided at no charge to the requesting agency. The K-9 teams also showcase their training and experience at numerous K-9 trials held throughout California and have taken top awards at these trials. The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit is recognized throughout the state as one of the finest.

Currently, the K-9 Unit is administered by Patrol Operations Captain John Gonzales, managed by Lieutenant Jon Brown and supervised by Sergeant Joe England.



Since 1852, The Tulare County Sheriff's Office has worked in partnership with the community to improve quality of life through professionalism, excellence and trust.

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Tulare County Sheriff's Headquarters
833 S. Akers St.
Visalia, CA 93277
Phone (559) 802-9400
Fax (559) 740-4450

Website comments to: info@tularesheriff.info

Office Hours: 8 AM - 5 PM, Monday - Friday (Closed on holidays)
24 hours per day for emergency services

Hours for the Records Unit Window: 8 AM - 5 PM
(CCW applications, document requests, Livescan fingerprinting etc)

Thank you for all of your support.
Mike Boudreaux
Sheriff - Coroner