Shiloh and Justice arrived from Kentucky on April 2, 2012. Shiloh originated from the Czech Republic. After their arrival, both dogs were trained to smell narcotics, work on patrol, and apprehend suspects at the Huntsville Police Department in Madison County. Both dogs are expected to serve for eight to nine years before they are retired.
A naming contest for the dogs was open to Homewood elementary students. "Shiloh" was submitted by Daisy Valencia, a fifth-grader at Edgewood Elementary School. For her winning entry, she won a stuffed German shepherd, a framed certificate with a picture of Shiloh, and a scooter.
Shiloh and Justice retired from HPD in May 2018 and Shiloh now resides with his final handler Corporal Springfield and family.
- Singleton III, William C. (April 3, 2012) "Homewood police get two police dogs from Germany." The Birmingham News
- Singleton III, William C. (April 13, 2012) "Homewood police dogs now have names." The Birmingham News
- Singleton III, William C. (April 18, 2012) "These rookies were bred for this work." The Birmingham News
- Cromwell, Sydney (July 19, 2018) "HPD holds retirement ceremony for K9 officers." Homewood Star