Culpeper police to get rough on crime with first pitbull K-9

The Culpeper police department have a new pup to help them take a bite out of crime.

“Skyla” is the department’s second rescue canine partner, and their first pitbull.

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Skyla and her handler, K-9 Officer Satterfield, are a certified narcotics detection team.

Satterfield adopted the 3-year-old pitbull from the Culpeper County Animal Shelter.

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According to the department, they were looking for a new K-9 after the retirement of “Jackson.”

After department brass said they wanted to target rescue dogs for the K-9 unit, Satterfield tested Skyla on a whim. 

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When she showed an aptitude for narcotics work, they were sent to handler school, where they received their certification earlier in the month.

When off-duty, Skyla stays at home with her younger adopted sister, Piper, another pitbull mix.