K9 Unit

The Farmington Police Department has one officer assigned to the K9 Unit. Officer Gary Tipton and K9 Odin were partnered in December 2017.K9 Odin

Officer Tipton and Odin will begin an intense 12 week K-9 training course at the St. Paul Police Handler School in March. The Police Department will formally welcome the new K-9 Unit following their graduation in May 2018. Following graduation they will be assigned to regular patrol duties and will respond and assist on a variety of specialized tasks such as:

  • High risk crimes in progress
  • Area and building searches
  • Vehicle and narcotics searches
  • Tracking and apprehension of fleeing suspects
  • Searching for lost or missing persons

St. Paul Canine Foundation Grant and Donations

Odin is a valuable member of our organization and his addition was made possible by a matching grant from the St. Paul Canine Foundation and numerous donations from individuals and businesses in and around Farmington. Donations are used to additional equipment and ongoing advanced training. If you are interested in making a tax-deductible donation, you may drop off a check at the Farmington Police Department, or you may mail it to us at 19500 Municipal Drive.


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