'Luka Dogcic' joins North Richland Hills police department

Luka Dogcic and North Richland Hills Police Officer Matt Boyd.

The North Richland Hills police department has added a new member to its team, and he comes with a familiar name.

The department announced a one-year-old Belgian Malinois named Luka Dogcic will be joining its K-9 program.

Luka, named after the Mavs superstar, and his handler Officer Matt Boyd spent six weeks training together in the Texas Hill County on narcotic detection and patrol functions.

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Luka is already putting up numbers, in his first night on the streets he successfully apprehended a fleeing suspect who was found in a trunk, according to the police department.

A private donor paid for the new member of the police force after North Richland Hills K-9 Breta's time at the police department ended.

Just in case there was any doubt, the NRH police department says the handler and Luka are huge Mavericks fans.