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Holyoke police show off their K-9 dog to the community

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The Community Policing Unit, along with the Ward 6 Neighborhood Watch Group, held a "Meet Ryker" event.

Ryker is the Holyoke Police Department's newest K-9 dog and he showed off his skills Saturday at Community Field, which included searching cars for drugs.

The event was an opportunity to have the police officers get together with members of the community in a fun and interesting way.

Officials told CBS 3 that these types of events are helpful in curbing crime in the community.

Ryker's handler, Matt Welch, was also on hand Saturday to perform the demonstration and explain to the crowd what it is a K-9 dog does.

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