The K-9 At The Johnson County Missouri Detention Center
K-9 Ammo's beat, along with his handler, is based primarily at the Johnson County Missouri Detention Center. So what is Ammo's role at the detention center? Keep reading to find out.
K-9 Ammo has been with the Johnson County Sheriff's Office since March 2021. He's a Belgian Malinois and serves a dual purpose with the Sheriff's Department. He can serve as both a patrol dog, as well as a drug detection dog.
At the detention center he, and his handler Detention Sgt. Jason Matter, help search inmates' cells, as well as personal property. He also helps with inmate compliance and provides escorts through the facility when necessary. Additionally, K-9 Ammo is available to assist CRT and patrol deputies when necessary.
Keeping facilities, like the Johnson County Detention Center, safe and secure is ongoing. To address this problem many agencies in charge of prisons or jails are taking extra steps like doing regular searches, buying special equipment to scan people's bodies, and searching cells.
The Johnson County Missouri Sheriff's Office hopes pairing the K-9 with an experienced officer will help them find and remove any contraband to make the detention safer for inmates, visitors, and employees.
The Johnson County Sheriff's Office and Detention Center are located in Centerview, Missouri. If you have a crime tip you'd like to share with the Johnson County Missouri Sheriff, you can submit it through the office's website, or by calling the Sheriff's Office Crime Tip Hotline at 660-747-TIPS (8477).