This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the newest K-9 member of the Stuart Police Department. He’s a 14-month-old German shepherd, born in Germany and named Bak – spelled B-A-K. He began training last month at the International K-9 College in Palm Beach Gardens. He joins Bady, a Malinois, who has been with the department since 2015. Bak’s human partner is Corporal Nick Briglia, who told TCPalm.com that both of them have laid-back personalities – most of the time. Bak lives with Briglia, his wife and their 6-year-old daughter. The purchase of Bak was made possible by a donation from Lisa Crovato of Port St. Lucie, whose sister Nikki Crovato is a dispatcher with the Stuart Police Department. Down, Bak. Good dog. I’m Paul Janensch.