Cleveland – December 21, 2012 – Cleveland ISD is happy to announce that through five extremely generous community donations, the Cleveland ISD Police Department is the proud owner of a 4-year old Belgian Malinois Drug Detection Canine named Julien. Prior to joining the Cleveland ISD Police Department, Julien worked for Cleveland and Montgomery County Police Departments.
Julien will aid police officers in the effort of locating illegal drugs on our campuses, buses, and at sporting events. The CISD drug dog handler is Officer Jessica Mireles. During the Christmas break the pair will attend Basic Handler School where they will conduct search training of buildings, storage facilities, buses, and various other environments and locations.
Cleveland ISD Chief Rex Evans said, “Cleveland ISD Police Department and school district is extremely grateful for the generous contributions from local community members joining efforts to bring Julien to the CISD PD team. This particular narcotics detection canine is trained to detect the odors from five different controlled substances and when the substance is detected, Julien will immediately alert his handler. Julien’s keen sense of smell is vastly superior to that of a human, which is invaluable.”
Thank you to the following community members and businesses who made this possible:
Ø Mr. Alfred Anderson (Anderson Ford) – donated Drug Detection Canine, Julian;
Ø Ray Parris (Smith Towing) – donated $300.00 for tinting to help protect Julian from the heat / elements;
Ø Zach Stevenson (Big Thicket Veterinary Clinic) – donated veterinary care for the lifetime of Julian (as long as Cleveland ISD owns him);
Ø Robert Howell (Circle H Feed in Cleveland) – donated high-protein dog food for lifetime of Julian (as long as Cleveland ISD owns him);
Ø Texas Department of Public Safety – donated patrol car dog protection cage.