The Black Mountain Police Department's K-9 program began in 2011 with Brisco, the department's first K-9. The K-9 resource assists the department in providing a pro-active approach in combating illegal narcotics in our community thus providing a higher quality of life for the citizens of Black Mountain. Drug activity impacts all areas of crime and have detrimental effects on any community. The department also utilizes the K-9 for educational purposes through community outreach programs, civic organizations and schools within our community to bring about awareness of the effect narcotics has on crime, families and communities.
Cayman is a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois that was born in Europe. The Police Department purchased Cayman from Tarheel K-9 Training Incorporated located in Sanford, North Carolina in October 2018. Cayman's primary duties include narcotics detection, tracking/searching for criminal suspects or lost persons, evidence and building searches and criminal apprehension/officer protection. Our K-9 certifies yearly through the National Tactical Police Dog Association. Along with this yearly certification, Cayman trains many additional hours each month in order to hone his skills. Special thanks to Blue Ridge Animal Hospital for the great service they provide for the Black Mountain Police Department's K-9 Program.