Bike patrol and K-9 unit keep streets safe in Wolfforth

WOLFFORTH, TX (KCBD) - You wouldn't expect a town of 3500 people to have a bike patrol or a K-9 unit, but in Wolfforth they have both. Police Chief Rick Scott says they had some drug seizure money and used it to create a bike patrol. "It's just a way to get the officers out in the community. They interact with the citizens and it's a way to get some information and it's just a good interaction tool," says Chief Scott.

The Wolfforth K-9 unit has a dual purpose dog. Dino is both a patrol dog as well as a drug detection dog. "The kids just love him. He's unlike some of the Sheriff's dogs, where they can't really let them into a crowd but this one here just loves kids," says Wolfforth Patrolman Frank Shlagel. Dino has helped with two felony apprehensions, and has not had to bite anyone in the line of duty.

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