Dickinson Police Department - Texas
Officer of the Quarter II
The second Officer of the Quarter is a double feature, Officer Alex Sharp and K9 Ares!
Officer A. Sharp has been with the Dickinson Police Department since August of 2019. Officer A. Sharp is a Dickinson native, graduating from Dickinson High School in 2010. He has 11 years of law enforcement experience; he started his career with the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office in Corrections before moving on to the U. S. Border Patrol. The Dickinson Police Department is proud to have Officer A. Sharp as a member of the Department and the City of Dickinson is happy to have him back home.
K9 Ares started with Dickinson in March of 2021. K9 Ares is a 3-year-old Dutch Shephard born in Holland. He started his training to be a K9 as a puppy in his home country before being obtained by Houston K9 Academy.
Officer A. Sharp and K9 Ares started their training together in 2021. They are practically joined at the hip, wherever Officer A. Sharp goes, it's a safe bet K9 Ares is not far behind. They live together, they work together, and they train together.
Q & A with Officer Alex Sharp
You started your law enforcement career not too long after graduating high school, what made you choose this as a career?
Seeing my uncle Glenn Sharp going to work for the Dickinson Police Department when I was a kid is probably one of my main reasons for wanting to join law enforcement. I have been able to experience a lot in my law enforcement career, but I am happy to be back in my hometown. I actually have the badge number assigned to me that my Uncle Glenn was assigned when he started his career here with DPD.
The U. S. Border Patrol sounds like a very challenging and demanding job, what was it like?
Very challenging, demanding, but also very rewarding.
What brought you back home to Dickinson?
I decide to leave the U.S. Border Patrol and come back home for my daughter. Being back home allows me to spend much needed time with my baby girl.
What interested you in becoming a K9 Officer? Did you get to pick Ares? You obviously work well together, but being together all the time, do you ever get on each other's nerves?
I have always been interested and motivated in working to get illegal narcotics off our streets. A K9 is one of the most important tools that law enforcement has, to combat the illegal drug problems that every city in this nation has. Plus, I love dogs. I did get to pick K9 Ares as my partner, I fell in love with him as soon as I saw him. We definitely both get on each other’s nerves every now and then, but in the end, we still work great together.
People would love to greet you and see Ares, is there anything people should know before approaching Ares?
Just ask beforehand.
Officer A. Sharp, we are glad to have you back in Dickinson, thank you for all you do, you are definitely an asset to the community.