Officer and K9 sworn in at Britt City Council meeting

Britt Police Officer Tyler Harmon swears in K9 unit Kovu on his behalf at the Britt City Council meeting on Dec. 4.

Curran McLaughlin | The Leader

            The Britt Police Department has increased numbers to full strength after swearing in two additional members on Dec. 4 at the Britt City Council Meeting.

            Officer Jordan Williams was the first to be sworn in.

            Williams started with the department on Nov. 26.

            He had numerous family members in attendance for the event including his uncle, Mason City Police Sgt. Dave Houser.

            Houser was dressed in his uniform and the two took pictures together to commemorate the occasion.

            The council also hosted another swearing in.

            This time for the four-legged member of the police department, Kovu.

            The German Sheppard and handler Tyler Harmon completed their training and are now cleared to perform their duties as part of the Britt Police Department.

            Kovu has been riding around with Harmon for the past few months, getting familiar to his work environment.

            Now certified, Kovu will be able to detect illicit drugs and track people.

Read the complete story in the Dec. 12 Leader.