Welcome K-9 Officer ” Kato” To DPD’s Narcotics Unit

A dedication was held on May 21, 2021, for Dallas Police Department’s new K-9 Officer, “Kato”.  Kato is a 2-year-old German Shephard/ Malinois mix from Hungary.  He was trained at Southern Coast K-9 in Smyrna Beach, Florida for the sole purpose of searching for illegal narcotics.  He is a very playful and energetic pup.

Kato was donated to the Dallas Police Department by private citizens, Glenn and Gail Albright along with the Hartman Income Reit Management, Inc.  The Dallas Police Department received Kato back in February 2020 but had to postpone the dedication due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  These supportive individuals also donated Narcan, a nasal spray prescription medicine used for the treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose emergency, and Sniff Industries training boxes. Mike and Elena Duckett were also recognized for their contribution to getting Kato to the Dallas Police Department as well.

This supportive cast, along with Hartman Income Reit Management, Inc. representative Christine Trevino, received thank you certificates from the Dallas Police Department at the dedication.  Without their generous and selfless act of kindness, the Dallas Police Department would not have the pleasure of working with K-9 Officer Kato today.  Again, thank you all so much for your kindness!