Utah PD's newest member is a porn-sniffing K-9

K-9 URL is trained in electronic detection


By PoliceOne Staff

OGDEN, Utah — The Weber County Sheriff's Office has introduced the state’s first K-9 trained to aid officers in child pornography investigations.

According to KSL, K-9 URL is trained in electronic detection – sniffing out concealed, small items used for digital storage such as SD cards, SIM cards, and USB sticks – items that could contain illegal pornographic material.

Although URL’s primary role will be in child porn investigations, the sheriff’s office may use the dog in the future to sniff out other devices – such as contraband cell phones in jails.

The 17-month-old black Labrador was an animal shelter rescue, according to the report. 

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