Myka, a 6-month-old German Shepherd, is intended to be trained as the Williston PD’s first K-9 dog since the 1980s.
Officer Dustin Bertsch, who is spearheading the effort to have Myka trained, said having a K-9 unit would be an important addition to the department. He said with the increasing population due to the current oil boom there is a need for improvements to better conduct law enforcement.
“Every tool we can use and utilize would do that,” said Bertsch.
GETTING A NEW K-9 The police department did not have a K-9 unit in its budget.