San Angelo Police Department K-9 Duke Retires


SAN ANGELO, TX -- After nearly eight years of service with the San Angelo Police Department, K-9 Duke officially retired from the force.

Duke, a Belgian Malinois, joined the police department back in May of 2013. Since then he has been an integral part of the San Angelo community.

SAPD released Duke's official stats:

Narcotics Utilization:

  • Exterior Vehicle - 261 with 167 confirmed/finds
  • Interior Vehicle Search – 45 with 42 confirmed/finds
  • Building Search – 58 with 32 confirmed/finds
  • Felony Narcotics Arrests – 11
  • Felony Narcotics Assists – 94
  • Misdemeanor Narcotics Arrests – 17
  • Misdemeanor Narcotics Assists – 43
  • Felony Narcotics Assists – 94
  • Misdemeanor Narcotics Arrests – 17
  • Misdemeanor Narcotics Assists – 43

Law Enforcement Utilization: 

  • Tracks – 36 with 13 confirmed/finds
  • Felony Arrests – 15
  • Felony Assists – 52
  • Misdemeanor Arrests – 25
  • Misdemeanor Assists – 57


  • Responded to 364 ‘request for K9’
  • Crimes in Progress – 260
  • Fleeing/Hiding Suspects – 112
  • Alarm Calls – 121
  • Assist Other Agencies – 85

Drugs Located/Seized:

  • Marijuana – 7,368 grams
  • Cocaine – 530 grams
  • Crack Cocaine - 248.grams
  • Methamphetamine – 3,999 grams
  • Heroin – 208 grams

Duke will enjoy his retirement under the care of his most recent handler.

Check out some of the arrests Duke has been a part of over the years:

Mother of Daniel Perez Leads Police on Manhunt in South San Angelo

Police K-9 "Duke" Catches Two Trying to Leave Drug Treatment Facility

Search Warrant: SAPD Seize Cocaine and Arrest Three Suspects

81-Year-Old San Angelo Man Arrested for Distributing Meth

Man on Parole for Stealing from a Human Corpse Arrested for Drug Possession Thanks to Duke

Two San Angeloans Nabbed for Heroin and Meth

Wanted Man Leads Police on Foot Chase, K-9 Finds Him

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