CHELMSFORD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Chelmsford Police are asking for the public's help to name its new four-legged coworker.
The newest employee at the Chelmsford Police Department is a 10-week-old golden retriever puppy, that will be serving as a community resource dog. Chelmsford Police will be accepting new names until Friday, March 25. Name suggestions can be submitted here.
Chelmsford Police Chief James Spinney said in an announcement he is excited to have the community help them find a name for the puppy.
“Canines have long played an important role in law enforcement, and adding a community resource canine to our department will help us continue to build strong relationships with community members while providing a resource to help comfort those facing trauma, or just bring a smile to child’s face at a community gathering,” Chief Spinney said.
The puppy will be working with school resource officer Dan Sullivan to help with the de-escalation of children in need, provide comfort to those who have experienced trauma, visit local events, and assist in search and rescue efforts.
Officer Sullivan and the puppy will be training together at Golden Opportunities for Independence in Walpole to get to know each other and learn about working together.