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Wellness K9 offers mental health support to BPD officers

“As guys and girls come and go during their tours of duty, she typically greets people at the door and as they are writing reports she comes up and noses their arm to get pets and so it’s just a mental break for people and kind of a positive thing when you maybe going to some traumatic incidents throughout the day,” Maalouf said.

Officers see some of the worst in the community, which is not easy and can have a huge impact on their overall well-being. Officers in the Boise bike patrol unit researched ways to improve mental health among officers, leading them to clover who officer Harrison Maalouf adopted from the Idaho Humane Society in October. Read more…


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