The Riverside Police Department’s K-9 team has welcomed new members to the specialized unit.
Officer Eric Hibbard was chosen for the team after a difficult selection process.
“The competition and interest displayed by each officer for this position was amazing, which demonstrates each officer’s commitment to the program,” said Sgt. Patrick McCarthy, the K-9 team supervisor. “Several officers have been participating with the K-9 unit for years and have long awaited this vacancy. Each officer has devoted a lot of training time and effort, and all have demonstrated a sincere passion to become a part of the K-9 team.”