This officer has a very cute face and is a very good boy. I'm sure it's the only officer you can get away with petting on the head as well.

The County Press reports that Axel is the first K-9 to be a part of the Lapeer County Sheriff Department in about a decade thanks to a grant from the State of Michigan.

Axel will be used to find narcotics and aid in the search of people. Axel is done with his training from Oakland County, with Dep. Frank Ruzicka, and has been on the job for about two weeks.

Welcome to Lapeer, Axel!