Did you ride by Bark in the ‘Boro Dog Park on Friday, April 23, around noon? If you did, you probably saw Swainsboro Police Department’s Officer James Young and K-9 Maya!
Officer Young spent most of the morning in meetings, and Maya had a lot of built up energy as a result from waiting on her handler. The two went to the facility attached to Harmon Park around 12 p.m. to run through some obstacles, do some bonding, and keep sharp on her abilities.
K-9 Maya joined SPD back in February after a 19-year hiatus of the K-9 program. She is a dual-purpose dog trained in both drug detection and human trafficking. In the months since, the Belgium Malinois/shepherd mix imported from the Netherlands has helped SPD resolve several cases.