Police K-9

K-9 Unit

The Stockton University Police Department is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for the community. In 2011, the Police K-9 Unit was established consisting of one K-9 handler and one explosives detection K-9 graduating from the NJ State Police Academy. The K-9 team also received certification in tracking in 2012. The primary objectives of the K-9 Unit are to serve as an educational tool for the community, increase the effectiveness in the detection and prevention of crime, and support Stockton University PD community policing efforts. SUPD utilizes the K9 team in response to the need for increased security precautions at many special events that take place on the university campus. It can also be deployed to locate lost or missing person(s) or suspects(s). The K-9 team is part of the New Jersey Detect and Render Safe Task Force providing assistance for Homeland Security, NJSP, and local law enforcement in bomb detection operations as requested.


In order to remain proficient in explosives detection and tracking, the K-9 team must train almost daily. They must also participate in monthly trainings and evaluations with NJSP in order to maintain certification.

Date of Birth: June 23, 2009
Breed: Labrador Retriever, Chocolate
Height: 30”
Weight: 66.5 lbs
Place of Birth: Washington State

Hemi is certified by the NJ State Police as well as the United States Police Canine Association in explosives detection. He is trained to detect well over 20 different explosive compounds through scent recognition and has been utilized in both proactive and reactive operations. Sgt Stuart and K9 Hemi are also certified in tracking. They can been found around the University campus participating in numerous community policing endeavors.


To schedule a demonstration with K9 Hemi, contact Sgt.Tracy Stuart at tracy.stuart@stockton.edu or 609-652-4390.

Sgt. Tracy and Hemi