DISTRIBUTION PRESS RELEASE
January 19, 2018
Media and Communications
Three New Canine Teams
AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public
Safety (DPS) today graduated threers and three canines from an
eight-week training program. These canine teams will join 42 other DPS teams
stationed throughout Texas, including six explosive-detection teams stationed in
“DPS canine teams are an integral part
of the department’s efforts to detect and disrupt drug trafficking and other
criminal activity that threaten the safety of our communities,” said Director
Steven McCraw. “We are proud that these canine officers are officially joining
our ranks, and we are confident that these expertly-trained teams will work
together, following their instincts, to help make Texas a safer place.”
Two of the dogs were obtained from the
U.S. Department of Defense and one was donated – including a yellow Labrador
Retriever, a German Shepherd and a Malaherd. The newly-trained canines will be
used for drug detection.
The new dogs and their duty stations are
as follows (pictured left to right above): Netti (Dumas); Kelsey (San Antonio);
and Loko (San Angelo). Three additional canines who also recently completed
their training will replace retiring dogs in the DPS canine program.
additional photos from this event, visit http://www.dps.texas.gov/director_staff/media_and_communications/pr/2018/0119a.