Orange County

Meet Grogu: New K-9 officer joins Orlando Police Department

ORLANDO, Fla. — A new K-9 officer is sniffing out crime with the Orlando Police Department.

The department announced Thursday that Grogu had joined the force.


Officers said the pup’s already developed a close bond with his human partner, Sgt. Rafael Ospina.

According to the city’s website, OPD currently owns 14 dual-purpose canines, seven specializing in narcotics detection and seven for bomb detection.

Read: New Florida specialty license plate to raise funds for K9 officer training

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson,

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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