Canine Unit

Mission

The mission of the canine unit is:
  • To provide the specialized services of a highly trained canine
  • To support field units in the performance of their duties
  • To assist in locating and apprehending suspects

Duties


Trained and certified in patrol, illegal drugs, and trafficking.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Responding to calls for service, traffic enforcement, and any other normal patrol function
  • Performing the following additional services:
    • Search for and apprehend suspects
    • Search for evidence from criminal offenses
    • Search for illegal drugs
The Canine Unit also supports the community through awareness programs in our schools and civic organizations. The Unit also provides support for area agencies that request the services of the canine.

For more information, contact the Police Department at (903) 457-2900.
Officer Pemberton with canine