Officer Josh Riviere introduced his new K-9 partner, Finn, at the Fayetteville City Council meeting on Aug. 17. Courtesy Fayetteville Police Department

Fayetteville welcomes new police dog

The Fayetteville Police Department officially introduced its newest officer at the Fayetteville City Council meeting on Aug. 17.

K-9 Finn, a 16-month-old German Shepherd, will be partnered with Officer Josh Riviere. Both recently completed a six-week course at the Alabama Canine Law Enforcement Officers Training Center. Finn, who is trained for both tracking and narcotics work, is currently Fayetteville’s only K-9, although the city says it plans to add more.

Officer Riviere and Finn will assist the city’s patrol units and will also be available to other jurisdictions.

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