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Boynton Beach Police welcomes 4-year-old rescue as first therapy dog

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — Forget Ace Ventura, this is one pet detective making a difference in his community.

The newest member of the Boynton Beach Police Department plans to be all ears when it comes to his job.

Meet Harley, a 4-year-old rescue dog that will be helping children in the community ages 13 or younger who are victims of abuse or neglect.

The department, along with her handler, Detective Astrel Labbe, introduced her at a press conference.

Roscoe is the newest employee of the Boynton Beach Police Department. (Boynton Beach Police Department)

Harley is the newest employee of the Boynton Beach Police Department. (Boynton Beach Police Department)

Thanks to allergies, Harley's first family had to give her up but told the shelter that she'd make a great service dog and was then sent to the Paws and Stripes College for training.

The police department says they are the first in Florida to have a therapy dog that will help provide comfort to those who are victims of terrible crimes.

The department has been posting pictures of Harley's journey on its Facebook page, and in one post said: "Best Job Ever."