Baro, a police dog that specializes in sniffing out narcotics, will be returning to work soon.
Police Officer Andrew Stinson, who is on paid administrative leave in connection with a criminal probe, into missing union funds, turned over Baro to the department on Nov. 19, police Chief Michael Kehoe said.
“The dog is going to be redeployed,” Kehoe said. “There was some uncertainty with the K-9 program. We didn’t want to lose it.”
Eight officers have asked to be named Baro’s new handler, and they will go through panel interviews with K-9 experts before being chosen, Kehoe said.