Photo Gallery | New police officers work for play, not pay
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The two newest rookies on the Columbia Police force don't draw a paycheck. They get paid with play.
The police department introduced K-9 officers Anna and Jesse Tuesday. Anna is a 21-month-old Dutch Shepherd imported from Holland. Jesse is a 20-month-old male German Shepherd imported from Slovakia.
Both dogs were acquired by the Columbia Police Department in August through donations made to the Columbia Police Foundation.
Anna and Jesse are being trained to be proficient in tracking, drug detection, and patrol work. Once their training is complete they will patrol the City of Columbia with their human partners.
When they successfully perform their tasks, Anna and Jesse are rewarded with time to play with their Kong toys.