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: Woman Injured In Crash On DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Good Samaritans Help Her Escape Burning Car
The 14-month-old golden retriever was donated to the village by “Canines 4 Comfort.”READ MORE: Board President Toni Preckwinkle Marks 11,000 COVID Death In Cook County
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: Woman In Serious Condition After House Fire In Portage Park
The police plan to take maverick to community events to encourage positive relationships with officers.