Buffalo Police officers are really eating up their new N.E.T. initiative.
Last week, Police Commissioner Bryon Lockwood announced the Neighborhood Engagement Team or N.E.T. initiative. The program is a form of community policing, where officers spend time in the community attending events or walking the beat in order to get to know community members outside of when they have to respond to criminal complaints.
According to the Buffalo Police Department's Facebook page, one of the department's K9 handlers stopped by the Deliverance Temple Church of God in Christ for the church's annual Fellowship Day.
Officer Matthew Richards was there to introduce community members to his working police dog, Shield, but when he arrived, he was asked to participate in a pie eating contest.
Richards placed his canine partner back in the patrol car and got ready to chow down.
Unfortunately Richards came in second place, but the department could investigate how he "got robbed."