Otter Tail County Sheriff K9 Mojo is getting a working partner

The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office will soon add another K9 to their patrol division.

Otter Tail County's K9, Mojo, will soon have a new dog coworker.
Contributed / Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office

PERHAM — It is with great excitement that the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office recently announced the addition of a second K9 to their patrol division. In June of this year, they will be purchasing a Belgian Malinois/German Shepard cross which will be trained primarily as a locating tool. The K9 will also be trained in apprehension as a secondary option for the safety of the handler, law enforcement officers and the citizens of Otter Tail County. The new K9 will be trained in tracking, narcotics detection, article searches, open area/building searches, apprehension and obedience.

The additional dog to the K9 program will be funded through interest earned on State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and American Kennel Club (AKC). These funds will help cover the cost for the K9, 12-week training for the dog and handler, and all necessary equipment.

If you wish to donate to the K9 program, you can send a check to Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office or drop off in-person.

If you have questions regarding the K9 program, contact Sgt. Zach Eifert by email at or Deputy Mike Wing by email at You can also contact them by phone at 218-998-8555.

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