K-9 Unit

The Middletown Township Police Department is fortunate to have five K9 officers: K9 Jester and his handler Sergeant Andrews,  K9 Jax and his handler Officer Eckenrode, K9 Fitz and his handler Officer Felt, K9 Kratos and his handler Officer Clawson, and K9 Blue and his handler Officer Hardy.  Each K9 officer is dually trained in patrol functions and either drug detection or bomb sniffing capabilities. All MTPD canines and handlers must pass a rigorous initial training program and continue their hard work throughout the entire career of the dog. The K9 officers are an invaluable asset to the police department and the community. In 2023 they were involved in searches, explosive searches, assists in other townships and numerous community events. If you would like to have one of our amazing K9 teams come to your event, please send an email to