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K-9 Unit

               
                        La Porte Police K-9 Officers Arenivas, Harness, and Groaning (L to R)

The La Porte Police Department’s K-9 Unit currently has three certified teams and is overseen by the Patrol Division.  There is a K-9 team assigned to each of the three Patrol shifts, which gives the City and Department 24-hour coverage. Each canine possess individual certifications which enable the unit to perform various duties related to detecting narcotic odors, tracking suspects, and locating missing persons. 

The first team is composed of Patrol Officer Jesse Arenivas and Belgian Malinois "Lodka". The second team is composed of Patrol Officer Barry Groaning and German Shepherd "Huligan”.  The third team is composed of Patrol Officer Michael Harness and Belgian Malinois "Sylvester".  Each team remains active within the City of La Porte and also provides their services for outside law enforcement agencies upon request.
 
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    Officer Jesse Arenivas and "Lodka"    -    Officer Barry Groaning and "Huligan"    -    Officer Michael Harness and "Sylvester"

                         
                                                Officer Arenivas, Lodka, and former K-9 Unit with Drug and Money Seizure

                                              
                                                              K-9 Team of Officer Arenivas and "Lodka" participating in
                                                                  La Porte Police Department 's Adopt-a-Cop Program
                                                                            

                                      
                                                                          K-9 Teams stay busy during practice exercises

                                            
                                                                                       K-9 Team Arenivas and "Lodka"