West York Borough Police Department in Iowa announced one its most adorable detectives ever last week, a bloodhound named Prince, who was sworn is as the department’s newest K-9 pup, who’ll help find the lost and missing.
FOX 43 reports that Prince, who came from the Jimmy Ryce Center in Florida, will soon start his training on how to help locate missing people. It will take around eight months to a year to get him fully trained and ready. His future handler, Officer Scott Musselman, said that the pup will be with him 24/7.
“He will stay with me 24/7. We will essentially be attached at the hip, and we’ll be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for any missing persons.”
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According to Mayor Shawn Mauck, Prince will be trained to also help find autistic children who wander off, as well as abducted kids.
“The Ryce Foundation ensures that agencies like ours and the county have assets like Prince to ensure we can find missing children, abducted children….We are starting an autism registry where Prince would be an asset to find children with autism who wander off.”
Prince is expected to replace the police department’s current bloodhound, Lou, who is up for retirement after serving with the West York police since 2008.
[Feature Photo: West York Borough Police Department]