League City Police Department received a two-year-old male German Shepherd, K9 You, after a citizen contacted the Department in January about donating the dog. K9 You was evaluated by our K9 Unit personnel and determined to be a worthy prospect for training and integration into the existing program.
K9 You will begin training with Officer Jones, currently K9 Chico’s handler. Once K9 You’s training is complete, he will be certified for a dual-purpose narcotics detection and patrol service dog team, replacing K9 Chico who will be retired from police duty. K9 You is anticipated to begin his service to League City in June 2016 after the successful completion of his training.
The value of K9 You’s donation provided a savings of approximately $10,000 to the Department, the cost of replacing Chico with another qualified dog. Additionally, Alamo Concrete donated a concrete pad for the placement of K9 You’s kennel, valued at $2,500.