Portage la Prairie RCMP Get New Service Dog

Timber has joined the RCMP's Portage la Prairie detachment. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Portage la Prairie RCMP have added a new member to their team in the form of a four-year-old German Shepherd.

“Timber” and his handler — Cpl. Kris Chornomydz — were transferred to Portage from Grand Prairie, Alberta in August, where they’ll assist local officers and those from other detachments when needed.

Cpl. Chornomydz has 10 years experience as an RCMP officer and has been a dog handler for the last four years of his service. Timber lives and works with Chornomydz and was bred and born in Innisfail, Alberta at the RCMP Dog Service Training Center.

“Timber loves his job. He does not like days off as he is enthusiastic and considers his work fun,” RCMP spokeswoman Cst. Shannon Neff said in a release.

Timber has a busy career ahead of him, helping to assist with evidence searching, missing persons, narcotics detection, human tracking, criminal apprehension, and other duties.


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