The Deer Park Police Department, in cooperation with Ty, our K-9 dog has been a frequently used program for the city. Officer Eddie Pereira is the K-9 handler.
The K-9 program exists for drug interdiction, particularly on Texas State Highway 225. Officer Pereira and his companion have seized an extensive amount of illicit drugs and money associated with those drugs. In addition, the K-9 program has aided numerous other agencies around Deer Park on the local, state, and federal level.
It is not uncommon to see Officer Pereira and Ty make in police terms, a large bust that exceeds 50 pounds of marijuana or more at a time. Ty has been trained to identify numerous types of drugs, including Marijuana, Heroin, LSD, Cocaine, Ecstasy, Methamphetamines, and others. Officer Pereira and Ty have become an intricate part of the Deer Park Police Department and with the community of Deer Park.