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Saginaw Police welcomes its newest K9 recruit, 2-year-old Ares | WEYI

imageSAGINAW, Mich.- The Saginaw Police Department is welcoming the newest member to their team, 2-year-old Ares.{/p}

Ares is a Belgian Malinois and will begin a five-week training program and will soon join his partner, police officer Jordan Engelhart.{/p}

Ares will replace K9 Nvee who retired earlier this year.{/p}

READ MORE: Michigan State Police welcomes new K9 Team{/a}{/p}

“This will allow us to have a dog on every shift.

We now have 24-hour coverage.That is a huge benefit for the department and the citizens of our city,” said Saginaw Police Chief Bob Ruth.

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Ares will be patrol and narcotic certified which means he will be able to seek out hidden drugs and contraband and also help to track lost children.{/p}

READ MORE: K9 Loki and his handler in Bay City received a Buddy Bag{/a}{/p}

“The contributions these dogs will bring to our force is immeasurable.I am grateful for this donation from the Saginaw Valley Police Canine Association and their commitment to safety for the City of Saginaw,’ said chief Ruth.{/p}

READ MORE: Saginaw Police officer retiring after nearly 22 years on the job{/a}{/p}

Ares’ training will prepare him to detect narcotics, search for lost children and vulnerable adults who wander away from their homes.

Ares will soon be ready to go out on patrol with his new human partner.{/p}

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