K-9 Unit

The Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office maintains a Canine (K-9) unit. The BCSO K9 unit maintains perimeter security on BCSO property, responds to inmate disturbances, detects and prevents the introduction of narcotics and contraband on the property, provides over watch to high risk transports, apprehends escapees and supports local law enforcement agencies in their search for criminal suspects and lost or missing persons.

Captain Dwane Foisy is an accredited Master Trainer with the North American Police Work Dog Association. The Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office operates two K-9 academies per year for local police departments across the state of Massachusetts.