K9 Unit

 The Glassboro Police K-9 Unit, established in 1958, is a specialized unit that consists of 5 highly dedicated and professional K-9 Teams.

Our current K9 teams are trained in patrol and scent detection at the Atlantic County John Sonny Burke K9 Academy. K9 Teams train regularly and maintain proficiency adhering to the standards set forth by the New Jersey Attorney General guidelines regarding police K9 training.


All five of our K9 teams are “patrol” trained. They are trained in obedience, tracking, criminal apprehension, building and article searches, and handler protection. They patrol the Borough of Glassboro in marked K9 vehicles that are equipped with heat sensors and warning alarms for the safety of the dog.

Currently, three of our K9 teams are cross trained in narcotics detection and one is currently trained in explosive detection.

The objective of the Glassboro Police K-9 Unit clear: To increase the quality life for the residents and visitors of Glassboro, to assist our neighboring communities when requested, and to provide a safe working environment for the men and women of the Glassboro Police Department and agencies throughout Gloucester County.