The K9s of Campus Safety

Check out these cool police and comfort K9s who are hard at work at our schools, universities and healthcare facilities!

The K9s of Campus Safety

Mollie is Huntsville (Ala.) Health System’s narcotic detection dog. She is the first security K-9 in Alabama. Photo courtesy Huntsville Health System

Let’s face it: being responsible for the safety and security of a school, college, or healthcare facility can be really stressful. Sometimes protection professionals need a break, and there is no better way to do this than to check out some really cool campus K9s!

Here are some photos of traditional police dogs used to detect drugs, weapons, and explosives, as well as comfort K9s that work as therapy dogs at hospitals, institutions of higher education, and K-12 campuses. We’ve also added some new favorites to this year’s batch.

Additionally, dogs make really great family pets, so we’ve included the fur-babies of some of Campus Safety’s staff members.

If your department has some cool K9 photos or videos, feel free to send them to me at

Now, just sit back, take a breather, and check out these photos and videos of man’s best friend. Enjoy!


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About the Author

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Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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