K-9 Patrol

The Wilson Police Department’s K-9 Team was started in 1988 when the Department employed its first K-9.   The objective of the police K-9 Team is to provide the department with an additional specialized unit to increase the effectiveness in the detection and prevention of crime as well as the apprehension of criminals. The Wilson Police Department has participated in the USPCA certification and training program since 1989.

The K-9 Team provides a tangible service to the department and has a psychological effect on the criminal activity within the community.  The K-9 Team provides a positive public image of the department’s expertise and efficiency.  The Wilson Police Departments K-9's are all patrol dogs trained in obedience, agility, evidence searches, building searches and apprehension work.


Jeffrey A Boykin K9 Rhett

Jesse Emory K9 Jaxx

Mike McLaughlin K9 Boss


Mike Cotton K9 Dakota


Holly Evans K9 Taz