WAREHAM (WBSM) —The Wareham Police Department is proud to introduce Lexi, a specially trained comfort dog who will support students and residents.

Lexi is the most recent addition to the Plymouth County Comfort Dog Program. The Town of Wareham recently acquired Lexi, a Labrador retriever, from Professional Canine Services in Middleboro, where she will also perform her comfort dog training.

Wareham Police acquired the three-month-old K-9 with assistance from a $5,000 grant from the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office.

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Lexi and her handler, Wareham Police Juvenile Detective Karl Baptiste, will reduce stress and promote wellness for students in Wareham Public Schools and residents at town events. Lexi will also be on hand to offer comfort to our police officers.

Wareham Police Chief Walter Correia said that Lexi will play a pivotal role in creating a calming presence for students and staff.

"She will be a valuable resource in supporting students' mental and emotional well-being, our officers and the Wareham community," he said.

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