Pass Christian Police Department welcomes new K9

The Pass Christian Police Department is adding a new officer to their patrol.

This new officer has a tail that wags and a furry face. Meet Pass Christian PD’s new K9. He’ll be hard at work as a narcotics detection dog, as well as strengthening the department’s bond with the community. Police Chief Daren Freeman said, “This type of dog, specifically, I think is a great fit for Pass Christian. It’s not only a narcotics detection dog, but it will be a good community outreach… public relations, community relations with the schools. We’re gonna use it at schools quite a bit with the kids. Anytime we have a community policing event we’re gonna bring the dog and let it interact with the kids and the community and so forth.”

This new K9 is a British Labrador retriever donated by Chris Daniel and his family of Pass Christian. Before he starts, however, he is going to need extensive training. “We’ve got set up with a trainer. We’ve selected an officer that’s going to be working with him for the next three to four months. It’s gonna be a long process because he is approximately 8 weeks old. So, it’s going to be six to seven months before he actually starts working and gets certified. And then he’ll be on patrol with the officers and work every day with us.”

Pass police are asking for help to pick the pup’s name. If you have a suggestion, you can head over to their Facebook page and leave a comment on the post about their new K9. If your name is chosen, you’ll get the chance to meet him.

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