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Our Mission:

The mission of Neighborhood Electronic Detection K-9 Inc. is to provide fully-trained Electronic Detection K-9s to law enforcement agencies throughout the United States.

  • We will place electronic storage detection dogs with departments or agencies that actively investigate a large amount of internet crimes against children. When applying for an ESD K-9 -- if you are an agency that will investigate in multiple cities, counties, or districts -- you can combine information from surrounding jurisdictions to increase the case numbers.
  • When we review applications for K-9s, we look to place ESD K-9 teams in areas with the greatest need.
  • When we review applications, we consider the applicants’ proximity to other ESD K-9 teams when deciding where to place a new team.
  • We do not place ESD K-9 teams with volunteer organizations or with private investigation firms.
  • Applications are reviewed annually and K-9s will be donated as funds allow.
  • Applicants that are not chosen will have their applications kept on file for consideration in future classes and will be considered as a replacement for an ESD K-9 recipient who is unable to attend a class.
  • Applicants do not have to reapply each year. However, applicants may be asked to provide updated caseload numbers if they have been on the approved waiting list for several years.
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Facts:

Detective Ian Polhemus of the Seattle PD has utilized K-9 "Bear" on 71 search warrants in the past year. Of those 71 warrants, K-9 "Bear" located 21 devices that law enforcement had missed. Without the availability of the K-9, these are thousands of victims that may have been unidentified and child predators that may not have been arrested.