Lanham, Md. (CBSDC)– Many veterans go into law enforcement after retiring from the military.

The newest member of the Prince George’s County Police Department Special Operations Division is a good example of that, even though he’s just 5 years old.

Slick is a black Labrador Retriever who recently returned from Afghanistan, where he had an eventful tour of duty.

Once, while conducting an explosives sweep, he was attacked by a group of feral dogs. Months later, an improvised explosive device went off within three feet of the canine. Police say he’s fully recovered and, while many details of his time overseas are classified, he did successfully find numerous IEDs while deployed.

“He is an energetic dog with an incredible ability to hunt for and find explosives,” the department says. His handler is Cpl. Scott Allen.


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