WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — The D.C. police department’s newest member can’t issue tickets or make an arrest, although he will certainly help those officers who can.
Police Chief Cathy Lanier will introduce the bloodhound Sam at police headquarters Thursday. Sam is specially trained to track human scent.
Officials say the dog’s purpose is to track people over long distances. That will serve as a complement to the several department dogs already trained to conduct human tracks.
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