GREENCASTLE, PA – The newest member of Greencastle’s police department is finishing his first week on the job.
“Rony” joined the force on Monday after several weeks of training.
The 17-month-old K-9 is trained in narcotics, tracking and apprehension.
An anonymous donor supplied $13,000 for the dog and his training, but it was up to the officers to pick their new pal.
“He likes me, and I like him,” said K-9 handler Keith Russell. “Rony was the only one we had to look at. We got along very well, and he was the perfect fit for Greencastle.”
It didn’t take long for Rony to experience life on the Greencastle police force. Officer Russell says the dog got called out to a possible home invasion in his first few minutes on the job.