SARTEC K-9 is an all volunteer unit based in Madison County, North Alabama. The Unit specializes in land and water searches using certified air scent, trailing, and HRD dogs. The Unit can assist in searches for missing persons (alive or deceased) in wilderness, urban, disaster, collapsed building and water settings. We do not work felony apprehension searches.
Our team members receive training in search operations and theory, traditional search methods, air scent and scent discrimination, rough country rescue and crime scene preservation. Additionally, several members have extensive training in advanced search and rescue techniques.
Although SARTEC K-9 is based in Madison County in North Alabama, Sartec K-9 is capable of responding to any location outside of our county area at the request of the local, state, or federal FIRST RESPONDER agency.