New Hampshire Agency Adds Police Dog to Reduce Stress for Victims and Officers
The Hancock (NH) Police Department has added a brown Labrador Retriever to the ranks, but the dog will not be tasked with sniffing out drugs or fleeing suspects.
K-9 "Rookie" will instead be on hand to help as a comfort dog to provide emotional support for individuals dealing with traumatic incidents, according to the Union Leader.
Chief Andrew Wood told the newspaper he will be an ambassador for the police department.
Boonefield Labradors and Chief Andrew Wood will cover the cost of the 11-week-old puppy.
The new member of Hancock's police force is settling in.
Rookie is slowly getting used to the job by sleeping under the chief's desk and riding along with officers.
Soon, he'll be fitted for his uniform and badge.
Other News Stories you may like:
Suffolk police officer goes above, beyond for couple's wedding day
Department Retires Cpl. Singh's K9 Partner So She Can Comfort His Widow And Son
Police post heartbroken pics of Krispy Kreme doughnut truck lost in fire
Are you a Thin Blue Line supporter? Shop our amazing collection of Thin Blue Line Products by clicking here