Boynton Beach Police has a new member of the department: Harley the therapy dog. Harley will be partners with a special-victims unit detective.
Harley came from Paws and Stripes College at the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. She is between three and four years old and is a Beagle mix. She was surrendered to the sheriff’s office.
Harley will help children relax and feel at ease when talking to detectives during investigations. She officially starts the week of Sept. 5. The police department will introduce her at a news conference Sept. 6.
Boynton is the first municipal police department in the state to have a therapy dog, said spokeswoman Stephanie Slater.