The Beachwood Police Departments K-9 unit was formally established in May 2020.

The K-9 team is trained and certified for patrol applications and narcotic detection.

Along with detection training, the team is also trained in human tracking, article & building searches, criminal apprehension and handler protection. The K-9 team works alongside the patrol division daily while providing assistance with the needs and requests of the other specialty units within the agency.

The mission of the K-9 Unit is to support all law enforcement activity and the community of the Borough of Beachwood. This support is a force multiplier which assists in the apprehension of fleeing criminals, warrant searches, building and area searches, search & rescue, pursuits, illegal drug eradication, along with assisting with patrol officers with in-progress calls for service. Aside from their law enforcement duties, the K-9 team participates in community events to give demonstrations of their canine abilities and to educate and give the public a better understanding of what the team is utilized for.

The Department acquired K-9 Ace through the generosity of Dr. Caesar Depa├žo, Founder & CEO of Summit Nutritionals International, Inc.  Ace, is a two-year-old German Shepard from Hungary.

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Patrolman William Manganiello & K-9 Ace