In a press release Scully said,
“Reggie provides victims and witnesses with support and peace during their involvement in the criminal justice process - from taking interviews to providing court testimony. He is a valued member of our office, lifting the spirits of those who are often facing the most harrowing time in their lives.” Source
The Poodle as Police Dog. Although they are intelligent and easy to train, Poodles seeking a career in law enforcement serve better as compassion dogs for the DA than working cops on the street for several reasons.
Poodles have a low boredom threshold and love attention. The repetitious training sessions with a handler would not satisfy the social needs of a Poodle.
Frequent trips to the beauty shop would not fit the image of a police dog.
But probably the main reason is one of perception. Even the mildest Belgian Malinois and German Shepherd dog looks intimidating. Even the nastiest Poodle seldom does.