The Lordstown Police Department announced its newest addition Wednesday.

K9 officer Jochie, a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois, is joining the force soon.

Jochie and his handler Deputy Brett Blank will complete six weeks of K9 training at Shallow Creek Kennels in Sharpsville on April 28.

A swearing-in ceremony will take place on May 1 at 6 p.m. during a council meeting at the Lordstown administration building.