The New Braunfels Police Department K-9 Unit is assigned to the Patrol Division and a K-9 team is available to patrol officers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The K-9 Unit not only supports NBPD officers, but they are routinely called to assist Federal, State, and other local agencies in the South Texas region.
The New Braunfels Police Department K-9 Unit is staffed with six K-9 officers.
Each officer is assigned a K-9 and is responsible for the care and well being of the dog throughout its career. Each dog lives with the assigned officer and his/her family.
The current breeds used by the New Braunfels Police Department are German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois. All of NBPD's dogs are trained for dual purposes. They are trained in the detection of illegal narcotics and they are trained as patrol dogs (which means they are capable of tracking, area searches, building searches, evidence recovery, and criminal apprehension).