Tuesday, February 26, 2013

PGPD Welcomes New Explosives Detection K-9

The Prince George’s County Police Department's Special Operations Division is proud to introduce its newest member, K-9 "Slick".  Slick is a retired military war veteran who recently returned from Afghanistan after surviving two separate attacks.  Slick’s handler is Cpl. Scott Allen.

Slick is a five-year-old black Labrador Retriever.  He is an energetic dog with an incredible ability to hunt for and find explosives.  Many of the details of Slick's tours of duty in Afghanistan are classified, but we do know that he successfully found numerous improvised explosive devices (IED) and likely saved lives.  Slick did sustain injuries in the war zone.  While conducting an explosives sweep he was attacked by a group of feral dogs.  Several months later, an IED went off within three feet of Slick.  Slick fully recovered and completed both tours of duty.  He’s currently in training and will hit the streets in May.

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