The ten-month-old Alsatian, named Brownie, is to become the first ever K-9 officer in the Kale police department after he passes training in Rangoon this August.
“Brownie is to join a K-9 training in Rangoon in August, and will begin serving as our newest member after that,” said Tin Zaw Tun.
He said that after graduating, Brownie will be provided a monthly salary of 30,000 kyat ($25) and a medical stipend of 15,000 kyat.
Meanwhile, police in nearby Tamu district say they are also looking to create a K-9 unit.
Sagaing has become a major transit hub for drugs and precursor chemicals used in the manufacture of illicit substances. Last week, police there conducted a series of major drug busts, leading to the seizures of large quantities of heroin, methamphetamine and the stimulant pseudoephedrine.