Brockton police doubling its K-9 unit, and dogs Hawk and Kilo just joined the team

 The Brockton Police Department is doubling its K-9 unit and just welcomed two new dogs — Hawk and Kilo.

Hawk is handled by Officer Miguel Otero, and Kilo is handled by Sgt. Robert DiLiddo, who is the supervisor of the K-9 unit.

DiLiddo said the department is in the process of adding a sixth dog which will work as a comfort dog in Brockton Public Schools and also for victims and witnesses of violent crimes.

“This is unheard of in the city of Brockton,” he said. “I think that the most we’ve ever had at one time is three [dogs], and normally we cycle between one and two.”  Read More