The Woodbury Public Safety Department on Wednesday introduced its newest K-9 partner, Bosco, a male German shepherd from Slovakia.
Bosco made the trip across the Atlantic and spent a night at a St. Paul kennel before meeting his handler, officer Tom Ehrenberg, according to a release.
Woodbury police are also awaiting another K-9 addition, which the department hopes to announce next week. Both the dogs and their handlers will start a 13-week training program in March at St. Paul Canine Training Center.
The new police dogs have some big collars to fill.
Two Woodbury police dogs showed their colleagues how it’s done in a March 2012 narcotics-certification event in Hudson, Wis.
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Levi notched a score of 195.83 out of 200, and Niko, the top dog with a score of 200, was the only police K-9 with a perfect mark at the event. (It was Niko’s second-straight year with a flawless performance.)