The K-9 Unit is currently made up of Officer Aaron Jones and canine Mischa. Mischa is a 5 year old black Belgian Malinois. She has been with the department since 2009. Mischa is a Narcotics Detection Dog (NDD) and is trained to detect a number of substances including marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine.
Officer Aaron Jones has been with the Aransas Pass Police Department since 2006. He has served as a Communications Officer and Communications Supervisor. In 2010 he became certified by the TCLEOSE and transferred to the Patrol Division
The two became a team in Aug 2012 and are responsible for responding to routine calls for service in addition to conducting narcotics investigations through criminal interdiction. The team works various shifts to maximize the usefulness of the canine, and are available for call out around the clock. The team is also available to respond to assist area agencies in narcotics investigations at their request.
Both Ofc. Jones and Canine Mischa have received extensive training through Global K-9 Training Academy in Somerset TX and are required to have continuous training along with yearly re-certifications.