Whitehall police officer Jesse Hackney is expected have a new K-9 partner by the end of September.

Whitehall police officer Jesse Hackney is expected to have a new K-9 partner by the end of September.

Hackney's original partner, Enzo, who was the first K-9 to go into service for Whitehall police, began June 6.

But Deputy Chief Dan Kelso said last week that Enzo "was not responding well to additional training" and Whitehall police made the decision to proceed with a different dog.

The new K-9 should be on the streets with Hackney by the end of September.

Meanwhile, the department is preparing for its second K-9 unit.

Officer Kyle Jacobs is Whitehall's second K-9 handler.

Jacobs and his partner should begin service by the end of the year, Kelso said.