The Lenawee County Sheriff's Office has one Canine handler, Deputy Kirk June, and his K-9 Duke, a crossed-trained German Shepherd. K-9 Duke is trained in tracking, area searches, property recovery, handler protection, building searches, criminal apprehension, and narcotic detection. The Canine Team is available and on-call to any police agency in the County who requests them. They also provide demonstrations at local schools and events. The dog is also a backup for the K-9 Officer in all types of situations.
The Canine Team has assisted in finding lost children, injured people, and criminal suspects who have left the scene of a crime. They have also assisted in a number of narcotics searches during drug raids for several police agencies, including the Lenawee County Narcotic Team (R.H.I.N.O.), and they are responsible for the seizure and recovery of money and thousands of dollars worth of hidden drugs. The Division is called upon by various school districts throughout the County, providing assistance with narcotic and explosive searches in upper-grade level schools and parking lot areas.