Thank You from K9 Yoll

The Dallas Police Department and K9 Yoll would like to thank everyone who reached out and showed their support after his injury over the weekend. Yoll is doing well and has a follow-up appointment with his vet tomorrow to determine if he can return back to work. 

On April 1, 2017, at about 10:00 a.m., Dallas Police K9 Yoll #110 was injured while responding to a theft in progress call in the 7500 block of Scyene Road. K9 Yoll was assisting officers with a building search for a suspect when he suffered a fall through an elevator shaft. Miraculously, he only suffered minor scratches from the incident.

K9 Yoll is a 6-year-old German Shepherd. He works as a patrol-narcotics detector dog with Senior Corporal Millard.

You can keep up with K9 Yoll on the Dallas Police Department Field Services-K9 Unit Facebook page and on Twitter @DPDK9Yoll!  

Dallas Police K9 Yoll #110

K9 “Chief on the Beat”

Saturday, May 14th at Reverchon Park & Rec

This past Saturday, May 14th we held our K9 Unit “Chief on the Beat” at Reverchon Park and Recreation Center. The staff of Reverchon Rec, Central Neighborhood Patrol Unit, Community Affairs, and the K9 Unit came together over the past couple of months to plan this four-legged family day of fun.

We began hosting a K9 focused “Chief on the Beat” event in 2014 with our first one being held at Samuell Grand Recreation Center. Similar to our other “Chief on the Beat” events we invite a variety of service providers and Dallas Police Department units to come out and provide information to those in attendance. This year we were joined by DFW Furgotten Friends, Mosaic Family Services, Chihuahua Rescue and Transport, DART, Dallas Fire-Rescue, and the DPD Recruiting team  to name a few.

We appreciate all of our sponsors, volunteers, and vendors who helped make this event a success.

You can use the hashtag  “#ChiefontheBeat” on Twitter to check out posts from our previous “Chief on the Beat” events. Stay in the know of any of our upcoming “Chief on the Beat” events using the following Social Media Sites:

Twitter: @DallasPD & @DPDCA

Facebook: Dallas Police Department Community Affairs

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K9 Yoll Helps Track Child

This morning about 8:06 am, Senior Corporal Susan Millard and her partner K9 Yoll were dispatched to a critical missing call of a 12 year old girl, who was possibly suicidal.  The child had climbed out her bedroom window this morning, leaving a note threatening suicide. 

Senior Corporal Susan Millard and her partner K9 Yoll

Senior Corporal Susan Millard and her partner K9 Yoll

Senior Corporal Millard obtained one of the child’s socks and allowed K9 Yoll to check it, then started him by the bedroom window at about 8:45am.  Yoll was able to track the child’s scent from the house, through the neighborhood, into the brush by the creek, out to Kiest Blvd; back into the neighborhood, and over to a church at 2700 W. Kiest Blvd.  

At about 10:10 am, Senior Corporal Millard and K9 Yoll went in and out of the church buildings, and onto a  parking lot when Senior Corporal Millard spotted the child who had walked into some brush at the edge of the parking lot.  She called out to the child and the child stopped walking so that patrol officers were able to take custody of her.

A great job was done by K9 Yoll and his partner Senior Corporal Millard! K9 Yoll was awarded a Pupachino for his hard work…Way to go!

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Safe Burglars Unsuccessful!

On Wednesday, January 06, 2016, at about 5:25 a.m., five (5) masked, gloved, and hooded suspects backed a stolen 1996 Chevrolet Pickup through the storefront of the Dunlap Swain Texaco located at 4826 Cole Avenue.  Several witnesses stated they observed a white pickup back into the building, pull out, and backed through the building again.  Three to four suspects ran into the building.  Shortly after, the suspects were seen running out of the building and the pickup fled south on Travis Street.  The witnesses called 911 and officers responded to the location.

A Highland Park officer was in the area and observed a pickup turn onto the 3200 block of Hester.  By the time the Highland Park officer got to the vehicle, there were no suspects in the vehicle.  Another witness observed two (2) of the suspects jump the fence to an apartment complex and flee toward the Katy Trail.  Patrol officers set up a perimeter and called for a K9 Unit and Air 1.  K9 searched the area and lost the track around Travis and Knox.  We believe the suspects were picked up by another vehicle.

The suspects in this offense were targeting the safe and were unsuccessful.  The offense was aborted. The investigation continues and  this offense is documented on case #004249-2016.  The vehicle used in the offense today, was stolen on Tuesday, January 5, 2015 on case #003387-2016.  This same vehicle was used in an ATM offense that occurred in Garland  yesterday, January 5, 2015.

This location suffered a business burglary offense on December 17, 2015, at 5:27 a.m., and is documented on case #292662-2015.  In that offense, suspects entered by breaking a front window and attempted to enter the safe.  Major Crimes Unit is asking if anyone has information regarding these offenses mentioned above to call Crime Stoppers at 214-373-TIPS (8477).

You Had Me At Woof!

On November 25, 2015, the Dallas Police Department’s K-9 Unit and the Lakewood Hollywood Feed Store teamed up and gathered various doggie items to be donated to the therapeutic dogs at the Dallas Child Advocacy Center. Some of the donated items consisted of dog treats, grooming tools, toys, feeding bowls and place mats. During therapy sessions, the dogs at the center assist the children who are victims of abuse in an effort to increase their trust factors and to gain confidence. The Dallas Police Department is happy to have officers and outside businesses come together and create such a generous donation for our four legged friends. Pictured above are some of the therapeutic dogs from the center with their goodie basket, along with their trainers and the K-9 Unit.

“Chief on the Beat” Going to the Dogs

May 28, 2015

UPDATE: In anticipation of the weather this upcoming Saturday, May 30 and the current conditions of the grass at Reverchon Park we have decided to cancel the upcoming K9 “Chief on the Beat” Going to the Dogs event.

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The Dallas Police Department’s Office of Community Affairs along with the Canine Squad will host “Chief on the Beat” Going to the Dogs at Reverchon Park on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Reverchon Park is located at 3505 Maple Ave, Dallas, Texas 75219 and the event will take place from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Similar to DPD’s other “Chief on the Beat” Crime Prevention Safety & Health Fairs, this event is an opportunity for the Dallas Police Department and residents of Dallas to interact in a family friendly environment.  Pet owners are invited to bring out their pets for this one of a kind, animal focused “Chief on the Beat.”

Entertainment and food are provided to the public free of charge. There will be multiple animal services and City of Dallas vendors at “Chief on the Beat” Going to the Dogs. James Bias, President of SPCA of Texas, will serve as emcee of the event.

Attendees will have the opportunity to see demonstrations by the Dallas Police Department Canine Squad. There will also be a pet costume contest and pooches will even have a chance to be part of the pet parade. Registration for the pet costume contest and pooch parade will be held on site, the day of the event.

Everyone is encouraged to come out and participate in this fun and informative community event. Follow us on social media using the hashtag #DPDK9COB.

For additional information, please call the Office of Community Affairs at (214) 671-4045. (See the attached video below).

 

Crime Prevention Safety & Health Fair: North Central Division

The Dallas Police Department would like to invite everyone out to the Crime Prevention Safety & Health Fair this Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This event will be held at the Carolyn Bukhair Elementary School, 13900 Maham Road, Dallas, TX, 75240. Please see the flyers below for more details. NC Crime Prevention Fair  2015 English NC Crime Prevention Fair  2015 Spanish

Texas Kennel Club Donates Bullet Proof and Stab Proof Vests to K-9 Unit.

K9 Argo

Texas Kennel Club will present 3 Stab Proof/Bullet Proof Vests to the most recent additions to the Dallas Police K-9 unit.  This presentation will be held at their Saturday, December 6th Conformation and Obedience Shows at Dallas Market Hall, Dallas, TX, at approximately 1:45pm in the Group Ring. 

The Dallas police department canine squad was formed in 1961 with 3 handlers chosen from over 200 volunteers. It currently has several different departments utilizing German Shepherds for explosive sniffing, drug sniffing and perpetrator tracking. These new dogs will be trained in all venues listed.

The Texas Kennel Club, founded in 1898 in Dallas, TX, is the third oldest member club of the American Kennel Club, in continuous operation. It is a non-profit, all volunteer organization devoted to the health and welfare of pure bred dogs. The Texas Kennel Club holds 2 All Breed Dog Shows, Obedience and Rally Trials and an Agility Trial every year. More information about the Texas Kennel Club may be found at http://www.texaskennelclub.net

Join us for the 1st Canine Chief on the Beat

The Dallas Police Department K9 Unit is hosting its first ever Canine Chief on the Beat. This new event will be held Saturday, May 3rd, at the Samuell Grand Recreation Center located at 6200 East Grand Avenue. Festivities kick off at 10:00 am and will be emceed by Fox 4’s Neeha Curtis.

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There will be a Pet Costume Contest, low cost vaccinations and entertainment for the whole family. Come meet the officers and their K9 partners at this free and fun event!