K-9 Unit

Police Service Dog (PSD) Buddy

PSD Buddy joined the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office in April 2012. PSD Buddy and Deputy Manny Langstraat trained for six weeks under Lieutenant Shannon Irish, from the Sioux Falls Police Department. PSD Buddy is a single purpose Narcotic Detector Dog certified in several odors, including Marijuana, Cocaine, and MDMA (Ecstasy), just to name a few.

Around the County

Brookings County is fortunate to have a canine in the area. Surrounding agencies call on PSD Buddy quite frequently to assist with searches. PSD Buddy has preformed searches for the Brookings Police Department, South Dakota Highway Patrol, Court Services, South Dakota State University Police Department, Moody County Sheriff’s Office, Kingsbury County Sheriff’s Office, Lake County Sheriff’s Office, and the South Dakota Department of Corrections.

PSD Buddy and Deputy Lansgraat are also actively involved with the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation on many narcotic investigations and searches. PSD Buddy has also performed and assisted with school searches in Brookings, White, Volga, Arlington, Lake Preston, DeSmet, Iroquois, Flandreau, Madison, Rutland, Colman, and Flandreau Indian School.


PSD Buddy also performs demonstrations for numerous organizations and schools in the Brookings area. If you would like more information about hosting a demonstration or how you can donate to the Brookings County K-9 Unit please contact Sheriff Marty Stanwick at 605-696-8300.