History of the K-9 Unit
The Victoria Police Department (VPD) K-9 Unit started with one K-9 and his handler in 1992. The first K-9, "Brix," was personally owned by one of the officers and served through 1993. Twelve K-9s have served the VPD over all these years. During this time, the VPD K-9s have included six German Shepherds and six Belgian Malinois.
Currently there are two K-9s working for the VPD and both are Belgian Malinois. The first K-9 began serving with his handler in November 2015. The second K-9 began serving with his handler in July 2018. They are "Nero" who is teamed up with SPO Troy Gilliam and "Ayax" who works with his handler, SPO Jose Trejo.
The VPD thanks the Victoria 100 Club for the purchase of "Nero." We would also like to thank the Victoria Lions Club and Victoria Crime Stoppers for the purchase of "Ayax."