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 image of Officer Cubberly and Macho  image of Officer Wendling and Max
 The Richardson Police Department K-9 Unit is comprised of two Police K-9 Teams.

Officer Troy Cubberly is partnered with a German Shepherd named “Macho” and Officer Cory Wendling is partnered with a Belgian Malinois named “Max”. Each of these canines were selected for their high drive and sociability.

These teams are active in narcotics interdiction and assist with building/area searching and suspect apprehension.

Each K-9 Officer is assigned a specially outfitted Chevrolet Tahoe. These vehicles are equipped with a mobile data computer, front and rear speed detection radar, and storage boxes for gear needed for the deployment and training of the K-9’s. The most important piece of equipment in the K-9 Tahoe however is the climate control and safety system that protects the K-9’s against possible heat exposure. The system is designed to alert the K-9 Officer while he is away from the vehicle should the temperature get too hot within the vehicle due to mechanical or human error. The system first alerts the officer via a special pager should the temperature rise too high. It then will activate the horn on the vehicle and cause the headlights to flash, in addition to activating a fan in the kennel area of the vehicle.

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Last updated: 2/15/2012 9:04:41 AM