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 Calvert K-9 Search Team is a Maryland Search and Rescue Team, using highly trained search dogs to find lost and missing people.  Having met all the MD requirements and standards, we were accepted as part of the NRP/MSP led Maryland Search Team Task Force (MSTTF)



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CK-9's Mission:   As an all volunteer, non-profit organization, we provide fully equipped, nationally certified search dog teams, and search management personnel to find lost or missing people. We are part of the Maryland Search Team Task Force (MSTTF).

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    If you have an Emergency please call 911!

     If you are a Law Enforcement Agency and need CK9 assets, please call: 

    Primary: Ted Carson (Commander)
    410-586-2476 or
    301-943-9221 cell

    Secondary: Kelly Burkhardt (President of Board)




    CK-9 Call Out Loveville MD 7 May 2019

    Massive search yesterday in Saint Mary's county for a 5YO Autistic boy who ran away into thick woods during school. CK-9 sent 7 dog teams/handlers and 10 others searchers/support folks.HAPPY ENDING three hours later when the boy was found by neighborhood searchers reacting to the reverse 911 emergency assist call. He was hiding in a tree stand. GREAT JOB to the Saint Mary's Sheriffs Office running the search, the Fire agencies, neighbors and all others:-)


    CK-9 Call Out Bowie MD 15 Feb 2019

    Ck-9 called out by NCPP at 1930 on 15 Feb 2019 to Bowie MD for a 74YOF critically missing woman. We responded with 20 search members and 8 CK-9 dogs. Within just 50 minutes from inital tasking, Team Rita/Koop made the find alive and well:-)


    SAREX Robinson Nature Center - Howard County

    Several members of Calvert K-9 Search Team supported Maryland SAR with a SAREX designed to test the Howard County Parks and Rec personnel who recently completed a search and rescue management class.  The exercise was held at night in the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area and included ground search teams and K-9 search teams from both Calvert K-9 Search Team and Western Maryland K-9 Search and Rescue.

    CK-9 also provided incident management support with a COML deploying to assist with communications support.


    Prince George's County Police Chief's Award

    Members of Calvert K9 Search Team were recognized today, during the Prince George's County Police Chief's Award Ceremony, for their actions during an April 2018 callout in Clinton, Maryland.  The Chief's Award citation read:

    In recognition of the exemplary teamwork and committment displayed by you and fellow members of the Calvert K-9 Search Team, during an exhaustive search for a 76-year-old male suffering from dementia in Clinton, on April 26, 2018.  As a direct result of your high level of expertise and coordinationed efforts, within hours of your deployment, and strategic grid search with specialized dogs, this man was located in a wooded area, sitting behind a cement structure, making him invisible to searchers.  The Prince George's County Police Department, and the citizens we serve, thank you for helping to bringing this life-threatening incident to its successful conclusion, and commend you on a job well done.

    Members present receiving the award were: Ashley Scott, Eric Christensen, Ted Carson, Dona Wilson, Sharon Buckler, Mark Schleicher, Farley, Pamela Saalbach, and Jen Bos-Donaldson.


    Members attend Alzheimer's and Autism workshop in PA

    Several members of CK-9 attended an Alzheimer’s and Autism 2-day workshop, for first responders, in Pennsylvania. The focus of the workshop was to heighten awareness of Alzheimer's, dementias, and autism spectrum disorders.

    Several speakers were on hand including the mother of an autistic young girl who went missing while on a school field trip. It was a very personal perspective and she shared details of what she went through after receiving the call that her daughter was missing. Luckily her daughter was quickly located and all ended well.

    The workshop also included breakout sessions with ad-lib scenarios on how to deal with dementia or autistic individuals.