MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – The Miami Beach Police Department is selecting a new four-legged officer to join their force.READ MORE: Honda Issues Recall Over Hood Issue
Several K-9’s were tested with handlers on Wednesday afternoon to ensure a proper fit for the department.READ MORE: Two Lots Of COVID Drug Remdesivir Part Of Safety Recall For Glass Particle Contamination
Miami Beach Police say they are looking for a dual purpose dog for criminal apprehension and bomb detection.
“This is an incredible tool that we handle on a daily basis,” said Capt. Henry Doce. “These dogs are used into building searches, area searches; we’re constantly looking for criminal subjects that flee from the police that have committed violent crimes, so they’re also used in either bomb sweeps or narcotic sweeps as well.”MORE NEWS: Dolphins Dominate Depleted Giants 20-9 For 5th Straight Win
After the dog is selected, the new member of the force will start an intense six month training period.