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Flash drives and memory cards are so small that criminals can hide them in places impossible for a human to find. Many hide them in ceiling tiles, radios, or similar. And, they can contain all forms of evidence necessary to arrest and convict a criminal.
Rhode Island is the second state in the USA to have a police dog trained to find technological gadgets. His name is Thoreau, and he is a golden Labrador with 22 weeks special training. He has already proven his worth through finding a flash drive hidden four layers deep in a tin box inside a metal cabinet - a discovery that helped officers secure an arrest warrant.
Thoreau trains every day, and gets food in exchange for his hard work. His original training comes from a Connecticut program that currently trains more than 60 dogs in various types of detection work.
~ Maria Sadowski ~