Purpose of a Police K-9 Criminal Interdiction Unit
The Criminal Interdiction Unit (Police K-9) is commanded by Captain Michael Cortez. The unit consists of one police service dog and one K-9 handler. The Interdiction Unit conducts both inter-city and highway interdiction of vehicles traveling within and through the San Benito city limits who may be transporting illegal narcotics, illegal weapons and U.S. Currency. They also augment the Patrol Division with vehicle searches, as well as building and open area searches.