This Police Department Swears In Their Newest Detective: A 13-Week-Old Bloodhound Named Prince

An adorable 13-week-old bloodhound just joined the West York Borough Police Department as their newest K-9 detective.

The pup, named Prince, will work with his handler, Scott Musselman, to help find missing children and other adults with dementia. He will be a part of the Missing Child Task Force, also known as the York County Child Abduction Response Effort Team.

Their current bloodhound, Lou, is getting ready to retire, so Prince will take over his role. Prince will undergo training for eight months to a year before he officially starts the job.

Just like humans are, Prince was sworn in by District Judge Jennifer J.P. Clancy in her Spring Garden Township courtroom. After inking his paw print on the court papers, he got a treat.

He also met with Lou, who I’m sure will give him a few pointers before he takes over! Little Prince definitely has some big paws to fill!

While he’s growing, Leader Heights Animal Hospital will be helping to take care of him. He also got a new dog bed, food, and plenty of snacks all thanks to the Borough Animal Response crew!

I think Prince is going to make a great K-9 detective! Click here to follow Prince on his Facebook page. Take a look at him being sworn in in the video below:

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