Statesboro Police Department gets new narcotics detection K-9

Mono is currently trainingĀ as a single-purpose narcotics detection K-9. He will be Statesboro Police Department’s second narcotics detection K-9.

Emma Smith

The Statesboro Police Department has added a new officer to its K-9 unit.

Mono, an 18-month-old yellow lab, is currently being trained as a single-purpose narcotics detection K-9 by Southern Coast K-9, according to a Facebook post by the Statesboro PD.

“He and Officer Brice Scott (a.k.a. his new dad) will be finishing up their training together over the next few weeks before putting his super nose to work on the streets of Statesboro,” Statesboro PD said in the Facebook post.

Madison Warren, community information specialist for Statesboro PD, said Mono will be the department’s second narcotics detection K-9, the first being Rio, a 6-year-old German Shepherd.

Warren said the Statesboro Police Officers Foundation covered 100 percent of the cost to purchase Mono.

“Dogs like [Mono] are usually about a $9,000 investment, so we’re grateful,” Warren said.

Mono is expected to be fully trained by November.

Emma Smith, The George-Anne News Editor, [email protected]