search and rescue personnelThe Ohio Federation of K9 Search Teams, Inc. is a non-profit corporation made up of dedicated, trained, unpaid professional search teams and individuals located throughout the State of Ohio.

One of our goals is to ensure that Ohio’s law enforcement and emergency agencies have access to qualified search dog teams.

The Ohio Federation of K9 Search Teams does this through holding mock searches, hosting continuing education classes and events, and encouraging communication and professionalism in the K9 search community

The purpose of this organization is :

1) To promote the exchange of ideas, information, training,  and communication with the Ohio Department of Public Safety, the Ohio Office of Emergency Management, and any other state, county, or township organization or their representative(s).

2) To promote and provide for a platform for the exchange of ideas, information, training, and communication between the K9 teams of Ohio related to K9 search and search in general.