The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Canine Division currently staffs six canine teams. The teams currently being deployed for the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office are primarily used to enhance the safety of officers, citizens, and suspects. This is accomplished by providing increased efficiency in locating and apprehending the criminal element. All of the canine teams are certified and trained in locating marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin.
Each handler is responsible for their canine partner twenty-four hours a day and required to provide for any need that the canine might have at all times. Teams are currently assigned to the patrol division, IMPACT, and CPU.