The K-9 Division of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office currently has four canines and three handlers.
k-9 Lt. Darrell Meyers
Lt. Darrell Meyers began his career with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office in June, 2008. After graduating Camden County Police Academy, he was assigned to the Sheriff’s Identification and Communications Division. In 2011, Lt. Meyers was assigned to the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office Organized Crime Bureau. In 2013, he was transferred to the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and spent a year and a half assisting with their investigations. In 2015, he was reassigned to Field Operations at the Sheriff’s Office and promoted to the rank of Sergeant. In January 2017, Lt. Meyers was assigned to the K9 unit and teamed with his current patrol/narcotic scent K9, Kash, and, in March 2018, he was teamed with a bloodhound, Memphis. In December 2022 Lt. Meyers was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Lt. Meyers handles both Kash and Memphis, as well as oversees the operations of Sheriff’s Field Operations Division.
Kash is a narcotic scent detection and patrol trained German Shepherd. Kash, and his handler Lt. Darrell Meyers, graduated the John Sonny Burke K-9 Patrol/Scent Academy in August of 2017. Since then, Kash has served his community by helping locate and seize narcotics and by assisting with the arrest of wanted persons. Kash is nationally certified in patrol through the National Police Canine Association.
Memphis is a trained scent discriminating tracking/trailing bloodhound. Memphis, and her handler Lt. Darrell Meyers, graduated the Cape May County Sheriff’s Office Bloodhound Training Academy in May of 2018. Memphis has located and assisted with the location of lost, missing, and wanted individuals.
K9 ofc. Darryl Eldridge
Officer Darryl Eldridge has been employed with the Sheriff’s Office since January 2003. He works in Field Operations as a K9 Officer. He is actively involved in community policing programs such as the Sheriff’s Explorer Program and Project Lifesaver. Officer Eldridge is also an Expandable baton and Pt Instructor.
Atlas is a German Shepherd born September 2017 and has been with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office since January 2021. Atlas, and his handler Officer Eldridge, graduated the Voorhees Police K9 Academy on June 4th, 2021. He is trained in explosive detection which includes 15 odors. He currently serves his community by performing explosive sweeps before community events to insure the safety of all of Cumberland County.
K9 Ofc. Brian Gibson
Officer Brian Gibson has been employed with the Sheriff’s Office since November 2021. Officer Gibson was previously employed as a SLEO 2 with North Wildwood Police, Middle Township Police and West Wildwood Police from April 2012- January 2017. January 2017, Officer Gibson was employed as a Full Time Police Officer and graduated from Cape May County Police Academy. While employed at West Wildwood Police, Officer Gibson was a certified Humane Law Enforcement Officer and Drug Recognition Expert. Officer Gibson works in Field Operations as a K9 Officer and Drug Recognition Expert. Officer Gibson is also a Firearms Instructor and Field Training Officer.
Teak is a female Belgian Malinois trained in narcotic scent detection and human tracking. Teak and his handler, Sheriff Officer Brian Gibson, graduated from the New Jersey Police Canine Association North Scent Detection Academy in May 2023.