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Canine Division

Back in April 2018, Your Rio Grande City CISD Police Department Chief of Police Trinidad “Trini” Lopez obtained two working Police Dogs which were donated by Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio Texas. After an internal application process which included an interview and physical training two Officers stood out from the five applicants. RGCCISD PD Officer Juan Tijerina and Ryan A. Garcia were promoted to the position of K-9 Officers. Both Officer Tijerina and Officer Garcia attended a 7 week K-9 course held by the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office under the direction of Instructor Senior Deputy Javier Solis. The Officers and their four legged partners, K-9 Chicca and K-9 Buster, successfully completed the training and are now NNDDA (National Narcotic Detector Dog Association) Certified. We look forward to keeping our District DRUG FREE.



  K-9 Officer  Ryan A. Garcia                                                    K-9 Officer Juan Tijerina

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                          K-9 Buster                                                K-9 Chicca