The Merriam Woods Police K-9 Unit was started in June of 2021. The K-9 Unit is currently staffed by 1 K-9 and 1 Handler. The K-9 Unit currently consists of a 10 year old female Dutch Shepherd, Zoey. Zoey is trained in narcotics detection and tracking, training to the standards of NAPWDA (North American Police Work Dog Association), NPCA (National Police Canine Association), MPCA (Missouri Police Canine Association) and PSP.
Zoey was a shelter dog that was only 2 days away from being euthanized before being selected for the K-9 training program in San Antonio, Texas. Zoey's birthday is Christmas Day, 12-25-2011. Zoey served a majority of her career in the St. Louis Metropolitan area beginning in October of 2013 before relocating to the Ozarks in 2021 with her handler.
The K-9 Unit is on call 24/7 to assist for calls within the City of Merriam Woods as well as the surrounding area.
For more information about K-9 Zoey or to meet Zoey, fill out the contact form on the 'Contact Us' page.
The Merriam Woods Police K-9 Unit is primarily funded by donations (everything from the purchase of the K9, to training, food, vet bills, and daily maintenance for the K9). We are extremely grateful for the support of our local communities, and we extend our most heartfelt thanks to those men and women who assist us in our service. If you would like to become one of our sponsors, or would like to donate to our K-9 program, feel free to contact us (listed on our contact page) or please click the "Donate" button to be redirected to PayPal.