K-9 Unit

The police K-9 unit aids our department in various ways to include assisting the patrol division with investigations, drug searches, missing children/persons, school searches, criminal apprehensions, article searches and community outreach programs. A K-9 is an invaluable tool to any police department and we are very excited to see this program return to Swatara Township.

Please consider donating to this worthy cause and help spread the word about our new endeavor. 

Thank you for your consideration and please donate today https://www.gofundme.com/swatara-township-police-k9-unit!



K-9 Kix is a Dutch Shepherd who started his career with the Swatara Township Police Department in March 2018 and is the first K-9 for the department since 2008.  K-9 Kix and his handler, Officer Scott Gibson, graduated from Castle’s K-9 Academy in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania in April 2018. 

K-9 Kix is full of energy and always ready to go to work.  He loves being outdoors, chewing on his Kong, being around people, and will do pretty much anything for his reward. 


K-9 J.T. was born on June 9, 2017, in Slovakia.  K-9 J.T. is a German Shepherd / Belgian Malinois mix.  K-9 J.T. was selected by his handler, Corporal Timothy Bloss, on May 25, 2018.  K-9 J.T. is certified through the North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA).  K-9 J.T. is certified in Narcotics Detection, Tracking, Obedience, Article Searches, Area Searches, Building Searches, & Aggression Control. 

K-9 J.T. lives at home with Corporal Bloss and his family.  When K-9 J.T. is not at work, he enjoys playing with his family and taking walks every day.  K-9 J.T. loves playing with a variety of balls, Kongs, and tug toys.