CHICAGO (CBS)– The newest member of a suburban police department does more than just protect and serve. His job is also to help comfort people as a therapy dog.
Maverick will officially be sworn in Tuesday night for the Bartlett Police Department.READ MORE: Aldermen Opposed To City Worker Vaccine Mandate Seek Special City Council Meeting To Repeal It
The 14-month-old golden retriever was donated to the village by “Canines 4 Comfort.”READ MORE: Police Raid Two Locations Of Parlor Pizza Restaurant
He will live at the police station to comfort people impacted by violence or traumatic events and work. The goal is to reduce anxiety for victims and witnesses helping investigators.MORE NEWS: Suspect Awaits Extradition For 1992 Cold Case Murder of Helen Cardwell
The police plan to take maverick to community events to encourage positive relationships with officers.