AUSTIN, Texas (Nexstar)- The Texas Department of Public Safety recently graduated three new canine teams from a nine-week training program.
These newly graduated canine teams will join more than 50 DPS Canine Detection Teams across Texas.
“Our canine units play an integral role in interdicting criminals and detecting narcotics on the streets, and because of their hard work, there are victims and victims’ families that will never be known,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “I’m proud to welcome these three new handlers and canines to the roster. After completing the necessary training, these teams are ready to take on their next assignment in protecting and serving the state of Texas.”
The newly trained canines will be used for drug detection.
Canine Tara and her handler will be heading to Big Spring to report for duty.