Meet Lila ,the 3- Years – Old Labrado Who’s A New Member Capitol Police
The US Capitol Police has unleashed a special new member to its patrol: a 3-year-old Labrador named Lila.
Since June, Lila has officially served as a peer support dog for the force, an emotional comfort animal who is part of a broader effort to connect officers with resources and support services they may need — not just in the wake of the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, but also to deal with the stress and the unpredictability of the job.
Already, officers say Lila is making an important impact.
“The peer dogs were something that we saw came in for us after the 6th,” said Jeffrey Albanese, a member of the USCP First Responders Unit and an active member in the peer support program. “To have Lila here now and have our own dog. It really is just a godsend.