This Police Department Swears In Their Newest Detective: A 13-Week-Old Bloodhound Named Prince

An adorable 13-week-old bloodhound just joined the West York Borough Police Department as their newest K-9 detective.

The pup, named Prince, will work with his handler, Scott Musselman, to help find missing children and other adults with dementia. He will be a part of the Missing Child Task Force, also known as the York County Child Abduction Response Effort Team.

Facebook: Detective Prince

Facebook: Detective Prince

Their current bloodhound, Lou, is getting ready to retire, so Prince will take over his role. Prince will undergo training for eight months to a year before he officially starts the job.

Facebook: Detective Prince

Facebook: Detective Prince

Just like humans are, Prince was sworn in by District Judge Jennifer J.P. Clancy in her Spring Garden Township courtroom. After inking his paw print on the court papers, he got a treat.

Facebook: Detective Prince

Facebook: Detective Prince

He also met with Lou, who I’m sure will give him a few pointers before he takes over! Little Prince definitely has some big paws to fill!

Facebook: Detective Prince

Facebook: Detective Prince

While he’s growing, Leader Heights Animal Hospital will be helping to take care of him. He also got a new dog bed, food, and plenty of snacks all thanks to the Borough Animal Response crew!

Facebook: Detective Prince

Facebook: Detective Prince

I think Prince is going to make a great K-9 detective! Click here to follow Prince on his Facebook page. Take a look at him being sworn in in the video below:

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Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.