Police show off new tool to detect explosive devices | News
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The Louisville Metro Police Department has more help to detect explosive devices.
Kyra, a 22-month-old Belgian Malinois K-9 dog, was purchased for the force through a $10,000 check from UPS and Bone Dry.
Kyra was shown off Friday by the police department and Chief of Police Steve Conrad, Mayor Greg Fischer, representatives from UPS and Bone Dry.
She just completed her training and has begun work with her handler, Sergeant Scotty Frank, who said, "We imprint the core odors that they're gonna be looking for, so in Kyra's case being an explosive detective we do the core components that can be used in an explosive device."
Sergeant Frank said it takes about two weeks for the K-9 dogs to recognize the odor.
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