The Braintree Police Department just disbanded its patrol dog unit entirely after three incidents in recent weeks.
Five police departments including the State Police just got a big grant with money aimed at helping their four legged officers.
During a traffic stop on Route 24, according to police, a drug-sniffing State Police dog named Hondo uncovered two kilos of cocaine.
A man who led State Police on a dangerous high speed chase last week was ordered held on $50,000 bail Monday.
Mike Wagreich, owner of K-9 East in Billerica, has been training police dogs for years, and says the end to Friday’s police chase in West Bridgewater was a textbook case.