Butte County is proud to have one of the premier K9 units in Northern California, comprised of talented and certified canines with their handlers. Each K9 team may specialize in any of the following search disciplines: wilderness or area search, trailing, cadaver, water, and firearms detection. Our certified K9 teams may respond out of county to assist other agencies for “mutual-aid” searches when requested by California’s Emergency Management Agency (Cal-EMA). Some of our K9 teams are also members of the California Rescue Dog Association (CARDA).