The East Moline Police Department maintains a police canine which preforms police duties to assist officers in the field. Ivan is a full service police canine. His training allows him to locate narcotics, locate evidence in the field, track human scent, apprehend criminals and protect his handler. Ivan rides in a marked police car with his trained K9 handler and works the same hours as the officer.
In addition to regular patrol police duties, Ofc. Morrisey and Ivan are also is utilized by the narcotics units for drug detection on narcotics investigations. The K9 team is also utilized by area agencies in our mutual aid agreement to provide and share services with other police agencies.