Luka "Dogcic," a one-year-old Belgian Malinois from Holland, has joined the North Richland Hills Police Department. He is the third K9 to work for NRHPD, replacing Breta who retired in 2021 after 9 years of service. Much of the cost to bring Luka onboard was covered by a generous donor.
Officer Matt Boyd recently spent six weeks training with Luca in the Texas Hill Country. The extensive training program focused on both narcotic detection and patrol functions. Luka's first shift with the department resulted in the successful apprehension of a fleeing suspect who was found in the trunk of a vehicle.
If you're wondering about Luka's name, it's a nod to Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks. Officer Boyd is a big fan!