The City of Cortland Police Department recently selected a new K-9 team, according to the chief of police.
Cortland police chief Paul Sandy said at Thursday’s Police Commission meeting that the department selected Alexander Perkins as the new K-9 officer.
“He’s a very aggressive officer, which is what you want a K-9 to be,” Sandy said of Perkins.
Out of five dogs to choose from Shallow Creek Kennels in Sharpsville, Pennsylvania, Perkins picked Max. He is a one-year Belgian malinois shepherd mix.
“They make a good pair,” Sandy said.
Perkins and Max will begin training at Shallow Creek Kennels on June 18.
City police plan to use one of its sergeant vehicles for the new K-9 team. It will include a portable kennel, Sandy said.