Marquette canine cop helps police educate students about safety initiatives.


>>LET’S GO.>>NATTIE MAKES THE ROUNDS ON
MARQUETTE’S CAMPUS. BUT GETS STOPPED OFTEN.>>EVERYBODY KNOWS HER AND
EVERYBODY LOVES HER.>>SHE’S EVEN GOT NEARLY 4800
FOLLOWERS ON INSTAGRAM. BUT NATTIE ISN’T YOUR TYPICAL
POLICE DOG. UNLIKE A GERMAN SHEPHERD,
NATTIE’S NOT PARTICIPATING IN
ANY DIRECT LAW ENFORCEMENT?>>CORRECT, SHE IS NOT.>>SHE’S MORE OF AN AMBASSADOR
FOR THE MARQUETTE POLICE
DEPARTMENT, WHICH SHE OFFICIALLY
JOINED TWO YEARS AGO. ONE OF THE FIRST OF HER KIND ON
A WISCONSIN COLLEGE CAMPUS.>>I HAVE A DOG AT HOME AND I’M
MISSING HIM REAL BAD AND BEING
ABLE TO SEE HER JUST MADE LIKE
THINK OF HOME.>>SOME PEOPLE CAN BE
INTIMIDATED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT
, AND NATTIE BREAKS THE ICE.>>GOOD GRL.>>TALK ABOUT OUR NEW MARQUETTE
EAGLE EYE SAFETY APP. SOME OF THE SAFETY INITIATIVES
WE LIKE TO TIE TO NATTIE.>>MOST OF THE TIME PEOPLE ARE
AFRAID TO TALK TO MUPD OR EVEN
APPROACH A COP, BUT NATTIE KIND
OF MAKES IT LIKE COMFORTABLE AND
A COOL SITUATION. FOUR THE WISCONSIN HUMANE
SOCIETY PLAYED A VERY IMPORTANT
ROLE IN HELPING TO BRING NATTIE
TO CAMPUS. THEY RESCUED HER FROM OKLAHOMA
CITY.>>THEY RECOGNIZED RIGHT AWAY
WHAT A SOCIAL DOG SHE WAS. . — SHE WAS.>>THE PERFECT MATCH FOR A
UNIQUE JOB. JOYCE: NATTIE GOES HOME WITH HER
POLICE PARTNER AT NIGHT. ANOTHER NOTE, ILLINOIS STATE
UNIVERSITY SAYS NATTIE INSPIRED
THEIR POLICE DEPARTMENT TO GET A
DOG

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