• Seattle police hire K-9 that can detect electronics

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    SEATTLE - The Seattle Police Department has a new K-9, but he won’t be sniffing out drugs or chasing down suspects.

    The black lab named Bear was hired to sniff out electronics. 

    Bear is one of only three K-9s in the United States trained to detect electronics.

    His unique skills were called upon earlier this year, during a child pornography investigation at the home of former Subway pitchman, Jared Fogle.

    “He can sniff out SD cards, thumb drives, external hard-drives, iPads, micro SD cards,” said handler Todd Jordan.

    Bear is trained to sniff out a chemical that's emitted from memory storage devices such as SD cards.

    A room that would take investigators hours to search can be cleared by Bear in 10 minutes.

    Bear will work with Seattle police detectives on child pornography cases.



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