Hall County introduces K-9 Officer

In the last Commissioners Court meeting, Hall County officials approved the use of Chief Deputy Jared Johnson’s K-9 for the Sheriff’s Office.

IZAK is an eight-year-old German Shepherd, who was imported from Holland and trained by the Hill Country Dog Center in Pipe Creek, Texas. IZAK is trained to detect the odor of controlled substances, and can conduct tracking activities as it relates to fleeing suspects or lost and endangered people.

He has been partnered with Chief Deputy Jared Johnson for several years, and the two are looking forward to serving the citizens of Hall County. In the time these two have been partnered, they have assisted Federal investigators, investigators with the Department of Public Safety, the Texas Rangers, and other local, state, and federal investigators.

IZAK has been responsible for the successful location of narcotics being trafficked across the area.

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office recognizes the importance of having a highly trained narcotics detection dog to assist area officers in detecting criminal activity in our communities, and we look forward to being able to provide another tool to help combat the growing narcotics problems in and around the area.

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