The City of Sonora and the Sonora Police Department have a new K-9 law enforcement dog named Ridge, thanks to a Summerville High School graduate and the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Friends of Sonora Police Department, and he was introduced Monday evening to the Sonora City Council.

Ridge is a 15-month-old German Shepherd and has already completed months of obedience training, Sonora Police Chief Turu VanderWiel said Tuesday. Ridge and his handler, Sonora Police Officer Antonio Shouse, will undergo an additional 320 hours of patrol training over the next few months before Ridge can be used for police work.