K-9 Unit

Mission Statement

In order to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the Greer Police Department, the Canine (K-9) Unit provides highly trained canine teams to protect persons and property in Greer. 

Valuable Tool

Canine teams are a valuable tool in law enforcement used for: 

  • Area searches
  • Building searches
  • Evidence detection
  • Narcotics detection
  • Promoting favorable public relations
  • Tracking fleeing persons
  • Tracking missing persons


Currently, the Greer Police Department has two K-9 teams under the direction of Sergeant Randle Ballenger that are assigned to the Traffic Team. The K-9 teams include: PTO Knapp and K-9 Ozzy as well as Off. Evans and K-9 Ikar.

K9 Team