Meet Slash! The newest Spokane Police K9

SPOKANE, Wash. — There’s a new K9 in town.

The Spokane Police Department welcomed K9 Slash to the team in December. The 15-month-old purebred German Shephard is from Slovakia and fills the role of retired K9 Axl, who served with the department for more than six years.

Slash will work alongside Officer Paul Gorman, who was previously Axl’s handler.

“He did really well right away. Young dogs, he’s super young when we got him,” said Gorman. “All dogs take a long time to realize what they’re smelling and how to use their nose to actually locate things. He had that ability early on and a high drive to find what was at the end.”

Slash has been training and is already out working with the department.