Doggy detective Zoe added to Newport police force

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    The Newport Police Department has added a doggy detective to its ranks.

    K9 Zoe and her handler, Officer Aaron Bales, recently passed their Oregon Police Canine Association (OPCA) certification test to become a Certified Narcotic Detection Team.

    Zoe is a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois trained to detect methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine.

    Zoe and Officer Bales completed several weeks of training prior to taking their OPCA certification test. They will be assigned to the Patrol Division and work opposite shifts of K9 Nero and Officer Hayden Randall.

    Zoe will allow Newport police to have K9 coverage seven days a week.

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