The Folsom Police Department K-9 unit currently has three Police Service Dog teams. Each K-9 team consists of a sworn officer and a certified police service dog. Each canine is certified for protection and drug detection.
The K-9 teams were created to assist police personnel in searching for evading suspects, assisting in the arrest of felony suspects, and protecting officers and the public at large. In addition, the K-9 teams participate in a number of community activities including National Night Out, California Air Show, and school demonstrations.