The Greene County Sheriff’s Office K9 division was established in 2009 by donations from private organizations. We have three dual-purpose Dutch Shepherd K9s, Lor, Athos, & Stark each teamed with a highly trained Deputy. Together, these teams work to apprehend dangerous criminals and detect hidden narcotics. Our K9 teams cover all of Greene County and assist all municipalities in the county as well as surrounding agencies when needed.
The Greene County Sheriff’s Office K9 Teams are entirely funded by donations (everything from the purchase of the K9, to training, food, vet bills, and daily maintenance for the K9). We are extremely grateful for the support of our local communities, and we extend our most heartfelt thanks to those men and women who assist us in our service. If you would like to become one of our sponsors, or would like to donate to our K9 program, feel free to contact us (listed on our contact page) or please click the "Donate" button to be redirected to PayPal.
Deputy James Craigmyle has been a Deputy with GCSO since May 2008. He has been a canine handler since February 2012.
Lor came to Greene County via the Czech Republic and is a Dutch Shepherd. Lor is trained as a dual purpose canine, trained in patrol and narcotics.
Deputy Justin Hatcher has been a Deputy with GCSO since 2014. Hatcher has been a canine handler since July 2015 after the retirement of GCSO K9 Dar and his handler Deputy Tiller.
Athos came to Greene County via Southern Coast K9 and is a Dutch Shepherd. Athos recently completed his 600-hour basic training as a dual purpose canine, trained in patrol and narcotics.
Deputy Kendrick began his Law Enforcement career in 2011 in the Correctional division at the Greene County Sheriff’s Office. He was promoted to the rank of Corporal in October of 2015.
Spring 2015, Deputy Kendrick transferred to the patrol division where he remained until November 2016 when he transferred to the K9 division. Deputy Kendrick and his partner K9 Stark are certified in narcotics and patrol holding a PSP certification.
Deputy Gregory Tiller has been a Deputy with GCSO since 2012. Tiller has been a canine handler since October 2013.
Dar came to Greene County via Czech Republic and is Belgian Malinois. Dar is trained as a dual purpose canine, trained in patrol and narcotics.
**GCSO K9 Dar retired in June 2015. He is enjoying his retirement as a member of the Tiller family who adopted him.**