ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. — The Anne Arundel County Police have added a ‘facility assistance’ dog to their force, a canine who came to them from nonprofit organization Canine Companions for Independence.
The dog is named Comfort, and during a two-week training program he was matched with Lieutenant Ryan Frashure, director of media relations for the department.
Comfort will be a good-will ambassador who attends community events, meetings, school visits with children, and will be used in the department’s Child Advocacy Center to assist with children who are witnesses or victims of crimes.
Facility assistance dogs receive extensive training, and are partnered with professional facilitators to assist children or adults with disabilities.