|Berlin Police Officer Aaron Titerence is pictured with his K-9 partner Cyrus. Photo by Charlene Sharpe|
BERLIN – The town’s police department has bolstered its force with the addition of a second K-9.
Cyrus, a two-year-old Belgian Malinois, joined the Berlin Police Department in September. The K-9, who has been partnered with Officer Aaron Titerence, will help with everything from drug detection to crowd control.
“The K-9 program is a great asset because it provides added tools to look for narcotics or to track,” Berlin Police Chief Arnold Downing said.
Titerence, who’s been with the department for two years, says working with a K-9 has been one of his career goals.
“I grew up around dogs,” he said. “I like having the extra tool at my disposal. They can save your life.”