The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department recently acquired three new “trailing canines,” and all have been certified, authorities said Thursday.
“Coda,” a Hanovarian Hound, and “Fury” and “Tess,” both Malinois, have been assigned to the Countywide Services Division’s K-9 Detail, said sheriff’s Deputy Lillian Peck.
The dogs joined the K-9 Detail last Fall and underwent rigorous training. They passed the final certification process on Wednesday, Peck said.
The dogs are the first trailing canines to be introduced into the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for a purpose other than cadaver detection, Peck said.
All three dogs will be deployed to find suspects or victims by sniffing a trail. Fury and Tess will also be deployed to detect explosives, Peck said.
— City News Service