K9 Unit

K9 Kar

On August 23, 2021, K9 Kar started his official duties as a member of the North Fayette Police department. Kar is a two year old Malinois Hybrid who was born in Hungary and imported by Shallow Creek Kennels. He is a dual purpose K9 trained in narcotics and patrol.
After the unexpected loss of our first K9 Nevo earlier this year, Kar knows that he has big paws to fill but he’s up to the task! Currently, Kar is working hard at learning the ropes as the new guy in the office, getting to know his fellow officers, and bonding with his handler Sergeant Todd Heufelder.

Photo of K9 Kar (canine) sitting on concrete in front of a police car.

K9 Nevo (EOW 2/9/21)

Three images of K9 Nevo with the words E.O.W (end of work) and the date February 9, 2021

The North Fayette Police Department K9 Officer Nevo provided support to NFPD members and other surrounding law enforcement agencies by safely and efficiently searching buildings and vehicles, apprehending suspects, tracking fleeing suspects, and protecting Police Officers. Nevo also provided support by finding evidence, he assisting in searching for lost subjects in extreme danger and he gave many public demonstrations for civic events and organizations.

K9 Nevo started his service with North Fayette in May of 2014 and was a loyal and faithful servant until his retirement in January of 2021. Sadly, in February of 2021 a sudden and severe condition left no option other than the most difficult decision to put him down. He will be greatly missed by his handler, the NF Police Department, NFT Staff, and the entire community. Nevo was the Township's first K9 Officer.


K9s are considered a specialty unit, which means a department could technically run without them. There are simply not enough funds for most agencies to include the cost of a K9 and their upkeep in the general budget.

Due to this, the North Fayette Township Police K9 Unit relies greatly upon contributions to maintain the high standard of care that is required. 100% of the K9 donations are used solely for the care, maintenance, and training of the Unit. Documentation is provided for charitable tax donations upon request.

The NFPD K9 Unit would like to proudly thank the following people for their gracious donations to our Program:


  • James Boyle
  • The Placha Family
  • James Quasey
  • The Kosis Family
  • Margaret and Dean Moore
  • Marion Karbowski
  • Noel and Lance Letterio
  • Anna Marie Carapellotti
  • Vivian and Gerald Allison
  • Josephine Marcellus
  • Joanne Ferlazzo and Mary Ferraro
  • Mary and Ronald Urban
  • The Cicci Family
  • John and Marlene Gibson
  • Melanie and Joseph Weiss
  • Laura Page In Memory of JB Page
  • Michael Vega
  • Robert Harshall
  • Jackie and Janet Kinney
  • Laura Kinder
  • Julia Stewart
  • Paul Haggerty
  • Laura Engalls
  • Carol Lowden
  • Andrew & Connie Buydasz
  • Kirk Kruze
  • Robert Marshall


  • Industrial Scientific
  • Veterinarian Dr. Ann Bolind
  • Parkway West Tech Center
  • Tonidale Quality Inn
  • Ryan Homes
  • Rally Specialists
  • Sunrise Accounting
  • Walmart
  • Multimedia Training Systems
  • James Construction
  • Essex Beer Distributor
  • Northwest EMS
  • Masonic Lodge No. 669
  • Order Of Amaranth Court No. 150
  • Target
  • North Fayette Police Dare Program
  • Bayer Corporation
  • National Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Deep Valley Construction
  • The Vinyl Answer
  • Ben Roethlisberger Foundation
  • Sturgeon Athletic Association
  • Van Buren Reality
  • Collier Township Police Association
  • Donaldson Elementary Student Council
  • WPA/WV Chapter of American Fence Association
  • D.A.S.H. Bio Recovery
  • Shop N Save
  • Home Depot
  • Washington County Homeschoolers

Contact Information & Donations

Please email Sergeant Todd Heufelder or call him at 412-787-8900 with any questions. If you would like to make a donation to our K9 Unit, make checks payable to North Fayette Township Police K9 Fund. Thank you!