K-9 Patrol

The Oak Grove Police Department K-9 Unit is currently staffed by Officer Anderson and K-9 Merlin.  K-9 Merlin was born on May 27th, 2016 in Germany.  K-9 Merlin and Officer Anderson started their new career as a certified K-9 team on February 5th, 2018.  K-9 Merlin is trained and frequently used in narcotics detection and searches.  Officer Anderson and K-9 Merlin train biweekly with other K-9 Units from around the KC Metro area to keep their skills sharp.  They also assist several outside agencies in Jackson, Lafayette and Johnson County.  They are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Officer Anderson and K-9 Merlin conduct random school searches and attend community activities, such as National Night Out Against Crime and the Community Police Academy.  You can follow K-9 Merlin on Facebook!