K-9 Unit Division

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit currently has four K-9 teams. The four K-9 teams are trained and certified for narcotic or explosive detection and patrol applications through the State of Ohio.  The four highly trained K-9 teams are also nationally certified.   Each team with the K-9 Unit completes an annual certification that is mandated by the State of Ohio (OPOTA).  Along with detection or explosive training, the teams are also trained in human tracking, article and building searches, criminal apprehension and handler protection.  The K-9 teams work alongside the patrol deputies daily while providing assistance with the needs and requests of other specialty units within the Agency. They also provide assistance to Federal, State, County and local Law Enforcement agencies outside of Monroe County.

The K-9 Unit is supervised by a working K9 Sergeant, a Patrol Lieutenant, and Sheriff Black, who is responsible for staffing and overall operations of the unit.


K9-1 Sgt. Brandon Peska & K9 Goofy-Narcotics\Patrol

















Sergeant Peska is a 10 year veteran of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. His partner, Goofy, is a 4-year old Dutch Shepherd specializing in Narcotics Detection.


K9-2 Deputy Andrew Ridley & K9 Galle-Narcotics\Patrol



















Deputy Ridley is a 7-year veteran of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. His partner, Galle, is a 3-year old German Shepherd specializing in Narcotics Detection.



K9-3 Deputy David Miller & K9 Max-Narcotics\Patrol




















 ​Deputy Miller is a 4-year veteran of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. His partner, Max, is a 3-year old German Shepherd specializing in Narcotics Detection.





​For more information or to set up a K9 event, please contact

K9. Sgt Brandon Peska 740-472-1612 option. 2 

​brandon.peska@monroesheriff.com