K-9 Unit

The Elk River Police Department has maintained a K-9 Unit since 1989. Elk River K-9 teams are dual trained for suspect apprehension and drug detection. 

The most current K-9 Team

K-9 Officer Kevin Heldt and his partner Duke's duties included:

  • Suspect apprehension
  • Missing person tracks
  • Building searches
  • Area searches
  • Controlled substance detection
  • Public demonstrations and education
  • Assists other agencies


Past K-9 Teams

The following former Elk River K-9 partners have served with honor:

  • Officer Ron Niernhausen and Baron, 1989-1996
  • Officer Dave Dummer and Billy, 1996-2001
  • Officer Brian Boos and Bravo, 2001-2008
  • Officer Adam Bebeau and Zeus, 2009-2017