Hazelwood Police Department

K9 Unit

The Hazelwood Police Department is extremely proud of its K9 Unit!

The Hazelwood Police Department's K-9 Unit was started in 2000 with one K-9 team (PACO) assigned to the Neighborhood Patrol Group.  The K-9 Unit was eventually expanded to two K-9 teams in 2006.  Each K-9 team is scheduled to work a particular shift.  The K-9 teams are a great asset to the Hazelwood Police Department, surrounding cities and the public in general. Besides performing normal police duties, the K-9 teams have performed many demonstrations for the children and adults of the City of Hazelwood.

The K-9 dogs are trained in tracking of criminals, as well as locating missing persons. They are also trained in the recovery of evidence, the searching of buildings, and the protection of their handler. Advanced training includes narcotic detection. The K-9 teams are assigned their own vehicles which are specially equipped for them. The officer and his K-9 partner live together at the officer's residence and are on call 24 hours a day.              



Chaiver is a black and tan German Shepherd imported from the Republic of Czech. Chaiver is a dual purpose narcotic/patrol canine. His specialties include tracking, building searches, vehicle searches, area searches, criminal apprehension, article/evidence recovery, handler protection and crowd control. Chaiver and his handler are on call (24) hours a day.





Oynxx is a sable German Shepherd imported from the Republic of Czech. Oynxx is a dual purpose narcotic/patrol canine. His specialties include tracking, building searches, vehicle searches, area search, criminal apprehension, article/evidence recovery, handler protection and crowd control. Oynxx and his handler are on call (24) hours a day.


K9 Chaiver and K9 Oynxx graduated from the Saint Louis Metropolitan Police K-9 School in December 2006. 

Chaiver and Oynxx are both members of the following organizations.

NAPWDA (North American Police Work Dog Association)
2007-Present

NPCA (North American Police Association)
2007-Present

MPCA (Missouri Police Canine Assocation)
2007-Present

 K9 Unit Photo Gallery  
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