Robert Ynclan ( read )
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Sheriff’s K-9 team provides a specialized law enforcement service by preforming narcotics detection.
Gonzales County currently has two handler and dog teams. The Gonzales County Sheriff’s Office unitizes the K-9 unit for various narcotic situations as building, open area searches as well as drug interdiction. The K-9 team is on-call 24 hours a day.
Although patrol work, narcotics detection, and maintenance training consume a major portion of the unit’s time; the K-9 team frequently performs many other assignments including: demonstrations for schools events, community organizations, and children’s groups. They are often called upon by other local agencies to assist with law enforcement related duties.
K-9 Carmella is a rescued Pit-bull; who was rescued and trained by Universal K-9 located in San Antonio, Texas. Universal K-9 is a company that was started to rescue dogs and teach people that any dog can be trained to do police work.
Carmella was acquired through a grant program at Universal K-9 at no cost to the Gonzales County Sheriff’s Office. Carmella works, trains, and lives with her handler K-9 Deputy Lorton.
K-9 Rambo is a 3 year old German Shepard/Belgium Malinoise. He was gifted to the Sheriff's Office by K9 Officers which is a nonprofit that provides K-9, equipment, and training for departments in need.
Rambo is a single purpose narcotic detection dog who works, trains, and lives with his handler K-9 Deputy Ruppert. Rambo and Deputy Ruppert are certified through the National Narcotics Detector Dog Association.