The Fayetteville Police Department formally introduced their newest officer, and he’s trained to take a bite out of crime, literally.
At Thursday night’s city council meeting, Chief of Police Scott Gray introduced the city’s newest K-9 officer, Baco. Baco is a Belgian Malinois from Holland.
“He is a full-service K-9. That means that he can look for narcotics, he tracks, he also does article retrieval, apprehension, and handler protection,” said Gray. “It’s vital that we give all of our officers all the tools that we can give out.”
The best part? There were no taxpayer dollars used to purchase Baco.
“It’s all from your local drug dealer from seized funds,” said Gray.
Baco recently returned from three weeks of training in Louisiana with his handler, Officer Huddleston, and the duo have already hit the streets to crack down on crime.