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November 21, 2013

New K-9 coming to Mineral Wells

City council approves MWPD request to purchase new narcotics detection dog


It’s no secret that a man’s best friend is his dog.

Now, thanks to a unanimous decision by the Mineral Wells City Council in a regular meeting Tuesday night, the men and women of the Mineral Wells Police Department will soon have a new dog joining their ranks.

Mineral Wells Police Chief Dean Sullivan presented a resolution to council members, authorizing MWPD to select and purchase a K-9 narcotics detection dog from Worldwide Canine, Inc.

Sullivan said a dog for a narcotics interdiction officer – which will cost around $8,000, as police dogs are a specialty industry – is allotted in the city’s 2013-14 fiscal year budget and will be paid for out of MWPD’s seized funds.

Sullivan told the Index that the MWPD has been without a dog since their Labrador, named Black, retired last spring.

At 10 years old, Black suffers from hip dysplasia and has dealt with multiple other issues including two heart worm infections.

Sullivan said after the second round of heart worms, which are treated with arsenic, Black’s sense of smell was compromised and it was time for him to leave the force.

After all of Black’s issues with heart worms, Sullivan insisted that the Mineral Wells Police Department’s new dog would have a new handler he has hand-selected and will ensure that he works closely with their veterinarian and the dog receives all of the proper heart-worm-prevention medication.

Worldwide Canine will offer a wide variety of breeds for Mineral Wells Police Department to chooses from that specialize in all different kinds of police work.

Sullivan said the company is very reputable with respect to narcotics and a lot of agencies nationwide use them.

“This is a narcotics dog, it’s not an attack dog,” he said. “This is a dog we can take into our schools and feel comfortable that it’s not going to have a bad day and bite one of our children.”

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