This month the Brussels-Capital Ixelles police zone welcomed an unusual colleague to their ranks: Lucky, the emotional support dog.
Lucky will provide assistance and emotional support during interrogations of victims who experienced a traumatic event.
"Our Victim Support service can also call on our new four-legged friend, as well as staff members who had to deal with a traumatic experience during an intervention," the police said in a press release.
Next week, Lucky will be officially presented to the press and the public in the Brussels City Hall, in the presence of Interior Minister Annelies Verlinden, Brussels mayor Philippe Close, Ixelles mayor Christos Doulkeridis, and the chief of police Michel Goovaerts.
The non-profit organisation Os'mose and the host family who together took care of Lucky's education, as well as his current owner, police officer Emy Maerens, will also be present.