The K-9 Unit supports other departmental units such as patrol, and narcotics. The primary function of the K-9 Unit is the use of the canine olfactory ability to locate people and/or contraband.
There are currently six K-9 / handler teams trained in handler protection as well as searching for suspects, narcotics, explosives, firearms, or any combination thereof.
SupportThe Fontana Police K-9 Unit is supported by a nonprofit, volunteer organization called the Fontana Police K-9 Pals. The K-9 Pals donate funding to purchase dogs and equipment and also to pay for training and some medical expenses. Because of the K-9 Pals, the City of Fontana has not used any public funds to purchase a Police Service Dog in the past 20 years, so they are considered an integral part of the Fontana Police K-9 Program. For more information on the K9 Pals, visit their website at Fontanak9pals.