The Pflugerville Police Department has launched its new Pflugerville K-9 Unit, which is made up of three K-9 teams; an officer and K-9 on each team.
“The specialized training this new team has received will significantly enhance our law enforcement capabilities,” said Pflugerville Police Chief Jessica Robledo. “Our resources are maximized by having these officers and their K9 partners as part of this department.”
All three K9 teams have successfully passed a three-week, 120-hour certification course which consisted of various K-9 law enforcement procedures, such as narcotics detection, handler protection, building searches, vehicle bailout, and basic first aid and safety training. The HIT Team consists of Sgt. S. McKissack, Officer Ian Clark and his K-9 partner, Lubo, Officer Matthew Condreay and his K-9 partner, Tymo and Officer Glenn Hodgson and his K-9 partner, Isa.
The K-9 Unit is a part of the Highway Enforcement Division and will focus on narcotics-related crime, as well as working with regional partners. The Highway Enforcement Unit consists of Motor Officers, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement and Traffic Officers.