Police K9 Included in High School Yearbook

BRYANT, Ark. – An Arkansas police service dog that works as a K9 school resource officer was honored with a spot in the high school’s yearbook.

K9 Mya, of the Bryant Police Department, a nearly 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, was featured in the staff section of the Bryant High School yearbook — right between two educators.

“So it looks like one of Bryant PD’s finest School Resource Officer’s made the Hornet Yearbook this year. Good job Mya, you are representing the PD with pride…..Hornet Pride!!!” the department wrote on Facebook.

So the presentation of K9 Mya in the yearbook created a buzz of excitement and several favorable comments. “The kids love it. That was the first thing my daughter wanted to show me in the yearbook,” wrote Nicki Waddle Kinley.

Police previously posted that Mya began serving with the department in August 2018. Therefore, in the post they wrote:

“The Bryant Police Department along with the Bryant School District and Sgt. Paul Tarvin would like to introduce you to the newest School K9 Officer, “Mya”.

“Mya is a 2 year old Belgian Malinois. She is primarily a narcotics K9 but is also trained for tracking and article recovery. Her assigned duties will be mostly in the High School and school functions.”


K9 Mya has been serving with the Bryant Police Department since August 2018, police said. (Bryant Police Department)

As a result, the community was quick to offer their support of Mya online, Fox News reported.

“That is a very adorable picture!! She looks so happy!!” one user wrote. “She’s my favorite officer,” wrote another.


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