K-9 Gemma was born on June 5, 2013 in the Czech Republic. She was imported to the United States by Anne Wilcox from Maine who un-fortunately had to give her up for adoption. She was rescued by Mike Murphy owner of M.P. Murphy Inc. in Paulsboro. Mr. Murphy is in regular contact with Joe Nicholas the Director of the Atlantic County K-9 Academy. Upon the sudden retirement of K-9 Nomad due to a degenerative nerve disease, Sgt DeCicco was looking for a suitable replacement. Mr. Murphy offered the Department K-9 Gemma at no cost. K-9 Gemma graduated Patrol School in January 2016 and Explosive Detection School in May of 2016. Anne is in contact with Sgt DeCicco and gets regular updates.
Sergeant Tony DeCicco and can be reached at 856-384-4626.
Kane is a single purpose explosive Scent Detection K-9. Kane has been trained to detect explosives and bomb components. Sheriff’s Officer Lauer is Kane’s handler. Together they have completed a 14 week scent detection course. Kane was donated to the department in 2014.
K-9 Arrow is an Patrol and Explosives Scent Detection K-9. Sheriff's Officer Bittle is Arrow's handler.
K-9 Jethro is a 4 year old male Belgian Malinois / Dutch Shepard mix that is trained in Narcotics Detection. K-9 Jethro is trained to alert to the presence of narcotic odor of Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, Heroin, Black Tar Heroin, Methamphetamine and Ecstasy. Sheriff's Officer Molnar is Jethro's handler.
Storm is the department accelerant detection canine. Storm has been trained to detect specific chemicals at fire scenes that may have been used to start the fire. Sheriff's Officer Accoglio is Storm's handler.
The Gloucester County Sheriff's Office Bloodhounds have successfully located missing and endangered persons throughout Gloucester County and the surrounding area. The bloodhounds are handled by all Sheriff's Office K-9 Officers.
K-9 Charlie and her sister the Late K-9 Delta were born on 1 January 2012 in Georgia. Due to a need across the County, Sheriff Morina made the decision to add the Bloodhounds unique capability to the Department. K-9 Charlie and Delta were purchased at age 12 weeks through donated funds from the Marine Corps League of Wenonah and Audubon. K-9 Charlie and Delta were trained and certified in house. K-9 Delta passed away in June of 2017 due to Kidney issues. K-9 Charlie continues to serve.
K-9 Echo was born on June 3, 2018 in Alabama. She was donated to the Department by one of the K-9 Handlers as a replacement for the loss of Bloodhound K-9 Delta. K-9 Echo was trained at The Atlantic County K-9 Academy and gradated on March 8, 2019 she is partnered with K-9 Gemma.