Benton County Sheriff’s Office welcomes K-9 Sable to the force
The Benton County Sheriff’s Office has welcomed a new patrol dog to the force.
K-9 Sable was born in the Czech Republic in 2018. He arrived in the United States in March of this year and began training to become a sheriff canine at a training facility in Alabama.
On Monday, the sheriff’s office announced that Sable was chosen following a rigorous selection process at the training facility last week.
“Sable performed exceptionally well during the process and was ultimately selected to join our canine team,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post.
The rookie, four-legged cop was flown back to Benton County last Friday and reported to the sheriff’s office Monday morning. He met Sheriff Jerry Hatcher and walked through the halls, familiarizing himself with his new coworkers.
He will spend about a week and a half with his new human partner, Deputy Frederick, before undergoing a 10-week police canine course.
Once training is complete, Sable and his partner will be assigned to the Criminal Apprehension Gang Enforcement Team. Sable’s primary mission will be to search for evidence and suspects in and around crime scenes.