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Lompoc PD welcomes new K9

Posted at 10:42 PM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-06 02:15:47-04

The Lompoc Police Department is welcoming a new member to the force.

The department's newest K9, Brahms, is a 2-year-old German shepherd.

Brahms just completed a 10 week training program with his handler and partner, Officer David Garza. His first shift was Thursday.

Brahms was cross-trained in narcotics and patrol procedures.

The Lompoc Police Department lost a K9 and his handler back in April when they retired from the force.

"He's a good dog, he's really sociable with people but when its time to take care of business he can turn it up a little bit and do his job," says Garza.

A private donation allowed the department to bring on Brahms.