This Friday, Aug. 18, media are welcome attend a swearing-in ceremony for two new members of the Marquette University Police Department: Nattie, a dog who will serve the department in a community outreach role, and Carolina Seidl, a new officer who brought Nattie to the department from a shelter.
Nattie’s primary role in the department will be to help MUPD officers continue to build relationships with Marquette students and members of our community. She also is receiving training to provide comfort to crime victims. She has not been trained for any law enforcement or drug detection functions, and the department will not use her for either of those purposes.
Nattie, who previously lived with officer Seidl, now will live full-time at MUPD headquarters and be cared for by MUPD officers.