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WVU Police Department now has five dogs

Dominion Post photo by Ron Rittenhouse A West Virginia University police officer with two of the school's five police dogs.
Dominion Post photo by Ron Rittenhouse
A West Virginia University police officer with two of the school’s five police dogs.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU has added two new “officers.”

The WVU Police Department has two new dogs, bringing its total to five. Lt. Josh Cook oversees the K-9 unit and said the department has added Sierra, a Czech German shepherd who is a narcotics dog, and Ally, a chocolate lab who will be used to detect explosives.

These are in addition to Belck, Bella and Ginger – the latter two are the face of the state’s “see something, say something” campaign.

Cook said Ally will be used for sweeps at WVU’s major sporting events and will help reduce the workload for the other dogs. A sweep at the Coliseum takes six hours, and at Milan Puskar Stadium takes two days…

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