By: KDKA-TV News Staff

NEW CASTLE (KDKA) – The New Castle Police Department has a brand new officer.

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The department welcomed its new K-9 officer, Frankie!

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Frankie is a two-year-old Dutch Shepard trained for drug detection, tracking, article search, and apprehension.

He will be partnered with Officer Amanda Ventura.

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Officer Ventura says the two have already bonded.