Meet Our K9 Team

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit is comprised of 22 dogs and 18 deputies/handlers. There are German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois, German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois Mix and Bloodhounds. Each dog has a specialty, such as bomb or narcotics detection or fugitive apprehension. Our bloodhounds are used primarily for tracking and missing persons cases. A dog joins the Sheriff's Office when it is between 1-3 years old, and must complete 480 hours of training with its handler/deputy to be certified as a law enforcement canine. Once certified, the canine is given its own Sheriff's Office personal identification number and badge. The dogs are a treasured part of the Sheriff's Office and any law enforcement agency. To that end, state law helps protect law enforcement canines by making it a felony to injure or kill a police dog. Typically, our canines retire when they reach 7-8 years of age, at which time they become the deputy's family pet. 

K9 Unit Brian Davis  and Lycan Image

Brian Davis & Lycan

Handler: Brian Davis
Handler Rank: Deputy
Dog Name: Lycan
K9 Unit Brian Pulido and Champ Image

Brian Pulido & Champ

Handler: Brian Pulido
Handler Rank: Deputy
Dog Name: Champ
Dog Breed: Bloodhound
K9 Unit Brian Pulido and Morrell Image

Brian Pulido & Morrell

Handler: Brian Pulido
Handler Rank: Deputy
Dog Name: Morrell
K9 Unit Charles Perdomo and Smoke Image

Charles Perdomo & Smoke

Handler: Charles Perdomo
Handler Rank: Deputy
Dog Name: Smoke
K9 Unit Chris Grecco and Joker Image

Chris Grecco & Joker

Handler: Chris Grecco
Handler Rank: Deputy
Dog Name: Joker
K9 Unit Christopher Dina and Max Image

Christopher Dina & Max

Handler: Christopher Dina
Handler Rank: Deputy
Dog Name: Max
K9 Unit Craig Lariz and Toby Image

Craig Lariz & Toby

Handler: Craig Lariz
Handler Rank: Deputy
Dog Name: Toby
K9 Unit Craig Lariz and Storm Image

Craig Lariz & Storm

Handler: Craig Lariz
Handler Rank: Deputy
Dog Name: Storm
K9 Unit Dustin Hartline and Specter Image

Dustin Hartline & Specter

Handler: Dustin Hartline
Handler Rank: Deputy
Dog Name: Specter
K9 Unit Jason Allen and Bojangles Image

Jason Allen & Bojangles

Handler: Jason Allen
Handler Rank: Deputy
Dog Name: Bojangles
Dog Breed: Bloodhound
K9 Unit Jason Allen and Kaiser Image

Jason Allen & Kaiser

Handler: Jason Allen
Handler Rank: Deputy
Dog Name: Kaiser
Dog Breed: Belgian Malinois
K9 Unit Jason Hay and Karlo Image

Jason Hay & Karlo

Handler: Jason Hay
Handler Rank: Corporal
Dog Name: Karlo
Dog Breed: German Shepherd
K9 Unit Jennifer Bordonaro and Moses Image

Jennifer Bordonaro & Moses

Handler: Jennifer Bordonaro
Handler Rank: Deputy
Dog Name: Moses
K9 Unit Jessica Ennis and Gunnar Image

Jessica Ennis & Gunnar

Handler: Jessica Ennis
Handler Rank: Deputy
Dog Name: Gunnar
K9 Unit Jimmy Dixon and Gus Image

Jimmy Dixon & Gus

Handler: Jimmy Dixon
Handler Rank: Deputy
Dog Name: Gus
K9 Unit Marty Bruce and Fritz Image

Marty Bruce & Fritz

Handler: Marty Bruce
Handler Rank: Deputy
Dog Name: Fritz
K9 Unit Matthew Moyer and Tonto Image

Matthew Moyer & Tonto

Handler: Matthew Moyer
Handler Rank: Deputy
Dog Name: Tonto
K9 Unit Michael Guerra and Joline Image

Michael Guerra & Joline

Handler: Michael Guerra
Handler Rank: Deputy
Dog Name: Joline
Dog Breed: Bloodhound
K9 Unit Michael Guerra and Bandit Image

Michael Guerra & Bandit

Handler: Michael Guerra
Handler Rank: Deputy
Dog Name: Bandit
K9 Unit Travis Wright and Fila Image

Travis Wright & Fila

Handler: Travis Wright
Handler Rank: Deputy
Dog Name: Fila
K9 Unit Woody Wright and Tebow Image

Woody Wright & Tebow

Handler: Woody Wright
Handler Rank: Deputy
Dog Name: Tebow