TURLOCK, Calif. (KTXL) — A new officer joined the ranks of the Turlock Police Department on Thursday.
The department introduced him as Ace and he’s a 19-month-old Malinois. Ace joined the department as a K-9 officer after police received a donation from the Tri County Blue Line Alliance.
“This is a joyous occasion to be able to acquire Ace, considering all the challenges everyone is facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said the department in a release.
Ace will be working alongside his handler, Officer Marco Diaz.
The department said it also hopes to purchase a third K-9 by the end of 2021