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K-9 FAQ

We have three Belgian Malinois and one Dutch Shepherd.
Yes. Please contact Sgt. Susan Poulsen at (801) 451-4100 at least two weeks prior to the date you would like the K-9 Unit demonstration.
Absolutely! The canine vehicles are equipped with the most up-to-date canine safety devices on the market. Heat sensors in the car will activate the car’s horn, roll down the back windows and turn on a fan in the car if the dog’s area gets too warm. Remote control door opening ensures the dog can get out of the car to assist the handler at the touch of a button or in any other emergency situation.
A number of things contribute to the dog's keen sense of smell. Their long snouts have a large turbinate bone structure that holds millions of scent receptor cells, plus the olfactory lobe of their brain is much larger than that of a human being.
Injuring or killing a K-9 is a 3rd Degree Felony punishable by imprisonment of up to five years in prison.
Like any service dog, you must ask the handler if you can touch the K-9. Police dogs are trained to protect themselves and their handlers. It's important that the handler introduce you to his or her dog properly.

Executive Administration

Sheriff
    Kelly V. Sparks

Chief Deputy of Law Enforcement 
    Andrew Oblad

Chief Deputy of Corrections
     Arnold Butcher

Chief Deputy of Administration
     
Susan Poulsen

Contact Information

Physical Address
800 West State Street
Farmington, Utah 84025

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 618
Farmington, Utah 84025-0618

Correctional Facility/Inmate Mailing Address
P.O. Box 130
Farmington, Utah 84025-0130

Work Center Physical Address
883 West Clark Lane
Farmington, Utah

Phone Numbers
Sheriff Administration
(801) 451-4100 :: Main
(801) 451-4167 :: Fax

Corrections Administration
(801) 451-4200 :: Main
(801) 451-4225 :: Fax

Non-Emergency Dispatch

(801) 451-4150

Hours
Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(except county holidays)

Email
sheriff@daviscountyutah.gov

Media Inquiries 
385-381-9449 
sheriffPR@daviscountyutah.gov

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