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Anne Arundel County Police debut facility assistance dog named Comfort

Anne Arundel County Police facility dog Comfort. (Photo, Anne Arundel County Police)

The Anne Arundel County Police Department announced Monday that they are adding a new facility assistance dog to their force.

Police say their new canine, Comfort, will be used at their Child Advocacy Center when children are the victims of or witnesses to a crime.

Comfort came to the Anne Arundel County Police Department through the Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit organization that "enhances the lives of people by providing highly trained assistance dogs."

According to the press release, Comfort has been trained to "provide structured, practical “task oriented” interactions to groups of children and adults with disabilities in health care, education, and other professional settings."

The police departments says Comfort will also be attending community events and school visits with children.

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