The DeSoto Police Department currently has one K9 Team, which consists of Officer Preston Hammel and his canine partner, Arsen. This team has been trained to operate as a Patrol K9 Team.
Officer Hammel and Arsen have been working together since January, 2014. In March, 2014, they graduated from Basic Training. Since then, they have been busy patrolling the streets of DeSoto.
K9 Contributors and demonstrations
The DeSoto Police Department thanks the members of our community who have helped make the K9 Unit a reality. These organizations and individuals have partnered with the Police Department in providing this invaluable resource to the citizens of Desoto.
If you or your organization are interested in contributing to the DeSoto K9 Unit, or if you are a city or community group who would like a K9 demonstration, you may contact the K9 Supervisor, Lt. May or Officer Hammel at 469.658.3000 or by e-mail at TMay@desototexas.gov or PHammel@desototexas.gov.