MILWAUKEE, WI – The Marquette University Police Department has a new member of the force. Blue, a German shorthair just over a year old, was sworn in Wednesday.
MUPD Chief Edith Hudson started the officially-unofficial ceremony by telling Blue to “raise your right paw.” As the oath was read, it took a few treats to keep the excited dog still. At the end, a badge was attached to Blue’s collar, and the newest member of MUPD was given a round of applause.
Blue will serve as a community outreach dog, which differs from a K-9 officer. According to his handler, Lieutenant James Hensley, Blue is more interested in making friends than making arrests.