The Moberly Police Department started its K-9 Program in 1979.
During their training, the K-9 teams are trained in several different types of activities, which are a tremendous asset to the law enforcement community. These activities include narcotics detection, fleeing criminal apprehension, handler protection as well as obedience.
The K-9 Unit works special layover shifts. This is normally done during the peak hours of the day when the calls for service are at their highest. As the K-9 Unit also provides mutual aide services for law enforcement agencies around the Moberly area, they are always near their pager.
The Moberly Police Department is a member of the Missouri Police Canine Association.