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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Partnerships

Canine Tracking Teams

One of our most important partnerships is with local law enforcement throughout Florida, who often don't have canine tracking teams and depend on the Florida Department of Corrections to provide that service when needed.

There are 37 canine teams located at prisons throughout Florida who are on call 24 hours a day to respond to local law enforcements' requests for assistance in locating individuals from fleeing felons to dementia patients who have wandered off.

This year to date alone, the DC's bloodhounds were called to assist sheriff's offices, police departments, the Florida Highway Patrol and others in need 561 times – averaging 1.5 calls per day.

One of our Canine teams.