The newest member of the St. Marys Police Department is “Scout”, a 19 month old German Shepherd from Czechoslovakia. Scout is a titled dog meaning that he has already received training in his home country.
Ptl. Brian Parker is Scout’s handler. Ptl. Parker has been with the department for two years and is a 2005 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corp. Ptl. Parker and Scout will begin their training on March 16th at Von der Haus Gill Police K-9 Academy in Wapakoneta. Ptl. Parker and Scout are expected to begin serving the community in about six weeks.