K-9 Tico Of El Centro PD Leaves The Force

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chiefs message

EL CENTRO – Our community has welcomed our K-9 Program with open arms. The program has been very successful but unfortunately we ran into one problem.

K-9 Tico was unable to meet the stringent requirements of the K-9 Unit and we made the difficult decision to replace Tico. He has been returned to the kennel he was purchased from and will be given an opportunity to serve another agency.

officer ticoTico made a valuable contribution in the year he was with us but there was one area that we were unable to correct through and a number of outside trainers suggested that it would be in everyone’s best interest to obtain another dog.

We are in the process of selecting another canine to replace Tico and we look forward to introducing the new K-9 member as soon as possible.

Eddie Silva MadueƱo
Chief of Police