MPD's Newest K-9 Handler

 The newest officer of the Morristown Police Department’s K-9 Unit is Officer Blake McCarter.  He was assigned to the unit in November 2015, when Corporal Pete Shockley was promoted to detective.

He has now completed the mandatory K-9 Handler’s course.  He and his K-9 partner, Riot, have been assigned to a shift and are now working patrol.

Prior to his K-9 assignment, in addition to regular patrol duties, Officer McCarter was part of the Bicycle Unit, Crime Scene Team and Special Response Team.  Currently, in addition to his regular patrol duties he is K-9 Officer and a member of the Special Response Team. 

Riot, like other MPD K-9s, is trained for narcotic odor detection, officer protection and criminal apprehension.   

McCarter and Riot