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The Vidor Police Department (VPD) is adding an officer to its ranks, and plans to sniff out a name soon for the new K-9 officer, Chief Rod Carroll reports. 

According to a news release, the newest addition to the VPD team is a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois. The K-9 unit is being trained for narcotics, tracking and handler protection, states the department, and is expected to start patrolling with Officer Ethan Mansfield in February 2018. 

"The K-9 is another tool that is being utilized to better protect our community," Carroll stated. 


A head-on collision in Vidor resulted in multiple serious injuries with one of the vehicle knocked off the roadway, rolling multiple times before stopping.

According to a news release from the Vidor Police Department, dispatch received a call at 8:12 p.m. on Aug. 6 reporting a major accident involving a head-on collision at the intersection of SH-12 and Evengeline Lane near Quiet Village.


Vidor City Manager Mike Kunst and Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll invite the public to join them from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. for coffee at Whataburger on Main Street in Vidor Aug. 4. According to Kunst, the pair will be meeting at the fast food establishment "semi-regularly," so, "If you can't make this one, perhaps we will see you next time."