Deputy Melissa Seidel and Deputy Knight
Deputy Seidel is a 2006 graduate of Daniel Boone High School where she excelled in softball, basketball, field hockey and was named All Berks County in softball in 2006. She graduated from the Reading Police Academy in 2007. Deputy Seidel became a deputy with the Berks County Sheriff's Office in 2009 where she worked in the Central Booking Division until selected by the Office to become a K-9 handler. She was paired with her K-9 partner, Knight, in January, 2013 and completed training at Castle's K-9 in Mechanicsburg, Penna. in March. Knight is a German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix from Slovakia trained in explosives detection and patrol. Deputy Seidel is also sworn in as a member of the U.S. Marshall Task Force.