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K9 Unit

K9 Unit? 

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Responsibilities
The League City Police Departments re-established the K-9 Unit in 2011.  The mission of the K-9 Unit is to support the Patrol Division and assist in criminal investigations involving narcotics violations and criminal apprehensions.  The majority of what we utilize the Unit for includes:  
  • Narcotics Detection
  • Vehicle Searches
  • Area Searches
  • Building Searches

When not actively engaged in assisting other officers, the K-9 Units are responsible for narcotic and criminal interdiction duties.  Patrol duties include:
  • Building searches during alarm calls
  • Tracking of suspects who had evaded arrest
  • Article searches for evidence at a crime scene
  • Violent offender apprehension

K-9 Officers train with their dogs at least eight hours a week on obedience, narcotics detection, patrol functions, and tracking. Officers are responsible for the care of their dogs at all times.

Meet the K-9 Unit
Officer Eric Cox and Pako have been partners since August 2011.  Pako is a three year old male German Shepherd from the Czeck Republic.

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Officer Jason Jones and Chico have been partners since October 2012.  Chico is a seven year old German Shepherd from the Czech Republic.

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Officer Jason Hall and Dina have been partners since January 2014.  Dina is the newest addition to the Unit and was purchased with donated funds from League City Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (LCCPAAA).  Dina is less than two years old and from Hungary.  Dina was recently awarded a protective vest from Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  Click here to read the release. 

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