MT. VERNON, IL (KFVS) - Officers in Mt. Vernon, Illinois recently welcomed a furry new addition to the force.
K-9 Grim will retire soon, so officers with the Mt. Vernon Police Department traveled to Von Liche Kennels in Denver Indiana to find a replacement.
After testing around 20 dogs, the officers selected an 18-month-old Belgian Malinois named Jitz.
K-9 Jitz and his handler, Cpl Rich Johnston, will be attending a basic K-9 course at the Illinois State Police K9 Academy this spring.