Orlando, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - The University of Central Florida Police Department welcomes the newest member to their department, Paisley.
Meet Paisley, UCFPD’s first-ever therapy dog. She is a two-year-old Treeing Walker Coonhound.
Paisley's duties include helping ease stress and comfort victims of violent crime during interviews and interactions with police.
“Paisley is going to be able to provide unconditional love, and victims will hopefully be able to get to a level of ease where they’re able to just disclose what occurred to them. Then we can go out and do our jobs,” Det. Scott said.
Paisley and Det. Scott are graduates of the Brevard County Sheriff's Office's Paws & Stripes College.
Paisley and Det. Scott will begin to complete the requirements for becoming a nationally-registered therapy dog team. Once the team receives that certification, Paisley will start to be deployed to help Knights in need.