The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office has one K-9 team. Deputy Josh Partlow has been assigned as the K-9 handler and is partnered with K-9 Stalker. Stalker is a 4 year old German Shepard from Slovakia. Deputy Partlow and Stalker completed a 14 week training course before beginning work on the road. Stalker is trained in the detection of narcotics, evidence searching, building searching, tracking, and criminal apprehension. Stalker assists deputies on a variety of calls and can also serve as a deterrent when he is brought to a scene. Deputy Partlow and Stalker certify annually in the detection of narcotics and patrol through the United States Police Canine Association.