Thursday, September 11, 2008

A New Cop in Town: The Furry Side of the Law

The State Trooper academy recently graduated a fresh crop of 14 police dogs, and Fort Lee was one of the lucky towns to receive a K9 cop.

Greener, a 20-month-old German shepherd, is new on the scene. All dogs who graduate from the academy are trained to a uniform state-wide standard, and it looks like Greener's training has already been put to use cracking down on drugs.

These dogs are trained by the Seeing Eye folks in Morristown, and have such sensitive training to narcotics that even some forms of legal medication (like Tylenol with codeine) can trigger their detection training.

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