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Columbus police add new K9 to its force

A new member has been added to the Columbus Police Department.

Posted: Dec. 6, 2018 9:21 PM
Updated: Dec. 7, 2018 9:07 AM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - A new member has been added to the Columbus Police Department.

Black, 5, is a full-blooded German Shepherd, and he will be utilized for missions involving explosive detection. 

"I'm excited we have an addition to the department," said Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton. "It will help us provide better service to the community. If we had a bomb threat or something of that nature, we would be able to have immediate access with a dog being able to come and check the scene."

Police dogs have been used by the Columbus Police Department for years, according to Shelton. 

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