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.