K9 Division

About Police Dogs


Police dogs are one of the most effective and diverse tools used in policing today. They are highly trained, devoted to their task and extremely loyal to their human partner. Dogs have a keen sense of smell and hearing, making them a valuable partner to a police officer. A police dog will respond to noise from 140 yards, compared to about 40 yards for a human. Their speed allows them to easily overtake a person running away.

A police dog is considered a full-fledged police officer, sometimes even given a badge. Besides being terrific companions, they save time for our officers, reduce the number of officers needed for a search, they perform more thorough searches, and they help keep our officers and the community safe during the apprehension of dangerous criminals.
K9 Jelka

Message from Chief Spears

"The Zionsville Police Department and I are very proud of its K-9 officers and their canine partners. Together they form a team which provides valuable services and significantly aids in keeping Zionsville among the safest towns in the United States. Officers in this assignment invest a significant amount of time training with their K-9 partners to provide a variety of important duties including: searching for lost children or at risk elderly persons who may have wandered from home, detecting illegal drugs, tracking suspects who may have fled from an officer or a crime, as well as valuable community relations activities. Our K-9 teams are very committed to this specialty. They are devoted to service and protection of our town."

Zionsville Police Department K-9 Fund


Donations are currently being accepted to fund the purchase, training and care of a K-9 dog (and human partner) for the Zionsville Police Department. Initial cost for purchase and training of the K-9 dog is estimated at $20,000.


Donations to the Zionsville Police Department K-9 Fund are tax deductible. Please send your donation to:

Zionsville Police Department K-9 Fund
1075 Parkway Drive

Zionsville, IN 46077


For more information, email police@zionsville-in.gov or call (317) 873-5967.

ZPD K-9s

  1. Police Department


    Physical Address
    1075 Parkway Drive
    Zionsville, IN 46077

    Phone: 317-873-5967
    Fax: 317-873-8026
    Emergency: 911

    Office Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 4 p.m.