DFC. Baker - CopyDeputy First Class Dustin Baker began his service as a patrol deputy with the DeSoto County Sheriff's Office in 2016. Deputy Baker became a Field Training Officer in 2018, has served on the SWAT team, and is an instructor for the DCSO Teen Driver Program. Deputy Baker has taken advanced classes in Report Writing, Speed Measurement, Crisis Intervention, and Interview and Interrogations.

In 2019, Deputy Baker was promoted to the position of K-9 handler. Since being awarded the position, he assisted in the selection of his K-9 (Liberty), and has logged hundreds of hours in training.
Contact Information:
Deputy First Class Dustin Baker
dbaker@desotosheriff.org
DeSoto County Sheriff's Office
208 East Cypress Street
Arcadia, Florida 34266
863-993-4700

K-9 Liberty - CopyK-9 Liberty is a purebred Belgian Malinois. Liberty was born in 2017 and imported to the United States  from the Netherlands.

Liberty attended several months of K-9 training with her handler, Deputy First Class Dustin Baker. She is certified through the National Police Canine Association.

Liberty loves to run, play fetch with her favorite Kong ball and sniff for narcotics. Her drive is extremely high and her sense of smell is impeccable; making her perfect for her position as a narcotics detection and tracking K-9 with the DeSoto County Sheriff's Office.