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K-9 Unit


The K-9 unit currently consists of a Unit Commander, a Supervisor, and one K-9 team.  The K-9 teams are patrol trained, consisting of instruction in such areas as criminal apprehension, tracking, building searches, and handler protection.  Traditionally, the K-9 Team with the Deptford Police Department are also trained in either Narcotics Detection.

Our K-9 Team consist of K-9 Pelo and his K-9 Handler, PO Ryan Osmola.  K-9 Pelo is a 5 year old German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix.  K-9 Pelo is a dual-purpose K-9 that is trained in both patrol functions and narcotics detection.  K-9 Pelo and Officer Osmola are currently assigned to the Patrol Division.

The K-9 Officers are highly committed to making Deptford the safest community in Gloucester County.  They dedicate a great deal of their personal time to attending various educational and community sponsored events as well as caring for their K-9 partners.  They are always willing to serve not only Deptford Township but other communities in Gloucester County and the region.

Contact Information

Sergeant Michael Riggs - K9 Supervisor
Phone: (856) 686-2204 Ext. 5224

Police Officer Ryan Osmola
Phone: (856) 686-2204 Ext. 5256