MPD welcomes new K-9 member "Charter"

MPD welcomes new K-9 member "Charter"

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Charter gets an introduction to the media! Charter gets an introduction to the media!
Charter gets in a little chew toy time. Charter gets in a little chew toy time.
Charter meets with MPD Chief Kevin Murphy. Charter meets with MPD Chief Kevin Murphy.
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The Montgomery Police Department is welcoming its newest member to the force, "Charter" the K-9.

Charter is just 4-months-old but will be a valuable asset to MPD's narcotics division. It will take about a year before she's certified as an official K-9 officer.

"It takes about a little bit over a year for the dog to get fully certified and then she's going to be tested," explained Police Chief Kevin Murphy. "She'll have to go through a series of tests in order to be certified because again if she detects any drugs. Her certification ability has to hold up in court. So, there's really a science to this," Murphy added.

Charter's training will also include bonding with her partner.

The pup gets her name from Charter Cable, the company that donated her to MPD.

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