The K9 Officer supports the patrol and investigative functions of the agency and enhances officer and citizen safety. Because of their superior senses of smell and hearing, and physical capabilities, the trained law enforcement canine is a valuable supplement to police manpower. K9 Ringo is a male sable German shepherd who was born in the Czech Republic. He is certified in patrol, tracking, and narcotics detection. With his human partner, OFFICER BILL WATT, Ringo adds an exciting new dimension to law enforcement in East Hempfield Township. While assigned to a specific platoon, the team is also called upon to assist at other times in the Township or County.