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K-9 Unit
Patrol K9 Team


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
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, please contact the K9 Supervisor, Sgt. Melissa Franks at 469-658-3036
or .

K9 Demonstrations
If you are a city or community group who would like a K9 demonstration, please contact Sgt. Melissa Franks here.