That is the only qualified police office in Vaughn New Mexico.
This isn't some joke like the dog and cat mayors that crop up but a real tale of poor choices and corruption.
Nikka, a drug sniffing Belgian Malinos, is now top dog and sole officer of the Vaughn Police Department after chief Chris “Ernest” Armijo resigned Wednesday amid revelations he couldn’t carry a gun because of a felony conviction in neighboring Texas.
The only other human on the force, Brian Bernal, was convicted of battery in 2010 and was never certified or trained to be a police officer, town officials told KRQE. Noncertified officers can’t make arrests and can’t carry firearms.
That left Nikka, a fully credentialed, highly trained and sociable canine officer purchased this year with money borrowed from the New Mexico Finance Authority. However, Armijo never completed a required certification to handle her
Past all the humor of the sole office being a dog it's really a pretty tragic tale.
It's amusing to read but also the consequences could be pretty bad.
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