The mission of the Jackson Police Department K-9 Unit is to provide a trained police canine to assist in the prevention and detection of crimes and the promotion of a favorable public image of the police department. Through training and education, the canine unit seeks continued self-improvement and an increasing involvement in the community law enforcement effort.
The Jackson Police Department currently has two K-9 officers, Officer T. Raab and Cpl. C. Smith. There dogs, Homer and Sully, are single purpose dogs used for the detection of marijuana and narcotics.