OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - The Ocean Springs Police Department welcomed a new K9 officer this week. Axel is a 14-month old black German shepherd from Czechoslovakia.
He is specialized in tracking, criminal apprehension, and narcotics.
Officer Chris Strong, who has been a K9 handler for almost three years, will work with Axel.
"I'm excited to train with Axel to work towards keeping crime low in Ocean Springs," said Officer Strong. "He is a lovable dog and the community will enjoy seeing him around town."
Axel has four more weeks of training before he is certified for patrol.