The Horry County Police Department's Bloodhound Tracking Team (BTT) is a specialized tactical team consisting ten officers and six dogs. The team is on call 24/7 to assist the police department and other agencies with fleeing felons, lost or missing children, Alzheimer's patients, and evidence recovery.
Each member is cross-trained in dog handling, man tracking, and both rural and urban tactical skills and movement.
The bloodhounds extraordinary sense of smell and the training of the BTT officers has led to multiple captures of dangerous felons and the safe recovery of multiple missing/lost children and elderly persons.
Individuals interested in becoming a member of the BTT should be prepared for a physically demanding training schedule through varying and extended climates and terrain.