Keith Schmidt ( read )
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Sheriff’s K-9 team provides a specialized law enforcement service by preforming narcotics detection.
Gonzales County currently has two handler and dog teams. The Gonzales County Sheriff’s Office unitizes the K-9 unit for various narcotic situations as building, open area searches as well as drug interdiction. The K-9 team is on-call 24 hours a day.
Although patrol work, narcotics detection, and maintenance training consume a major portion of the unit’s time; the K-9 team frequently performs many other assignments including: demonstrations for schools events, community organizations, and children’s groups. They are often called upon by other local agencies to assist with law enforcement related duties.
K-9 Rambo is a 3 year old German Shepard/Belgium Malinoise. He was gifted to the Sheriff's Office by K9 Officers which is a nonprofit that provides K-9, equipment, and training for departments in need.
Rambo is a single purpose narcotic detection dog who works, trains, and lives with his handler K-9 Deputy Ruppert. Rambo and Deputy Ruppert are certified through the National Narcotics Detector Dog Association.