A Furry Narcotics Officer Joins the Danbury Police Department
A 23 month old black lab/pitbull mix named Rocky has officially been sworn in as the new K-9 Narcotics Officer for the Danbury Police Department.
According to the Danbury Police Department's Facebook page, Rocky has been highly trained to sniff out cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and methamphetamines. Rocky will live with Sgt. Antonelli and work side by side with him every day as his immediate supervisor and handler. Sgt. Antonelli had this to say:
Rocky's got a nose for crime. We have hit the streets and are ready to go!
The cost to purchase and train each dog runs between $12,000 and $13,000.
The Danbury Police Department also has two German Shepherds on the force named Zeeke and Koda also trained in sniffing out narcotics. The German Shepherds can also be used for crowd-control and working with people in the community. They are also known as being extremely protective of their police officer handlers. How are these K-9 animals trained?
The inside of every Danbury police cruiser is now equipped for the K-9 officer with a canine insert in the back along with a special gizmo that monitors the temperature inside the police car.