Brad Croft, director of operations for Universal K9, has trained hundreds of dogs for police work. But if you ask him who stands out most to him, without hesitation he replies, "Kiah is one of the top three dogs I've ever placed."
Kiah is a pit bull who was rescued from a shelter after she was found as a stray in a grocery market parking lot with a serious wound on her head.
Now she's New York state's first K9 pit bull officer. She is part of the City of Poughkeepie Police Department's K9 force and her partner is Officer Justin Bruzgul. Kiah is Bruzgul's first K9 partner, and together they're patrolling the streets of Poughkeepsie, making it a safer place to be.
K9 police dog, Kiah, with her partner Officer Justin Bruzgul of the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department, New York.Julie Leroy