K9 added to Oakman Police force

Officers with the Oakman Police Department stand with their newest member to the force, 4-year-old drug-sniffing K9 Bella. (Oakman Police Department)

The Oakman Police force has a new recruit.{} "Bella" is a four-year old Belgian malinois trained to detect drugs and alert her handler.{} The department added her onto the force as a drug detection dog from Central Alabama Police K9 Training Center.{} The police chief says the public and some businesses donated funds, so the city didn't have to shell out for "Bella."The rookie is going through training now.{} Certification could come as early as this week.