K-9 Unit

Black lab - K9 Ruger

Mission Statement

The mission of the Kilgore Police Department Canine Unit is to provide a trained police canine to assist in the prevention and detection of crimes, locating persons sought by the police, the promotion of a favorable public image of the police department, and for such other duties as may be directed by the administration of the Kilgore Police Department.

Officer Forbes and K9 Ruger walking down school hallway
KPD Officer Forbes and K9 Ruger vehicle sniff

Unit Goals

The Canine Unit endeavors to provide year round, 24 hour availability of a police canine in order to meet the needs of citizens and law enforcement personnel. Enhancing department community relations as well as officer safety and productivity are key objectives of the canine unit mission. Through training and education, the canine unit seeks continued self-improvement and an increasing involvement in the community law enforcement effort.