The Deptford Township Police Department K-9 Unit has been serving the community since 1972, The unit was disbanded in the late 80's and reestablished in 1993 when Retired Lieutenant Bott and K-9 Bubba trained for narcotics detection. Soon thereafter Patrolman Kevin Pancoast, now Detective Lieutenant, and K-9 Rookie along with Patrolman John Senick, now Retired Detective Corporal, and K-9 Bear trained and were assigned to the Patrol Division.
The unit currently consists of a Unit Commander, a Supervisor, and to K-9 teams. Both K-9 teams are patrol trained which consists of instruction in such areas as criminal apprehension, tracking, building searches and handler protection. Additionally, Officer Adam Ziegler and his K-9 Titan are trained in explosives detection while Officer Michael Tirado and his K-9 Rebel are trained in narcotics detection.
The K-9 Officers are extremely committed to making Deptford the safest community in the county. The dedicate a great deal of personal time to their duties as K-9 Officers as they attend various educational and community sponsored events as well as caring for their K-9 partners. They are available and always willing to serve not only Deptford Township but other communities in our county and region.
Sergeant John Storms, K-9 Unit Supervisor
Phone: (856) 686-2204, Ext. 5192
Police Officer Adam Ziegler
Phone: (856) 686-2204, Ext. 5196
Police Officer Michael Tirado
Phone: (856) 686-2204, Ext. 5236