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Connecticut police department adds bomb-sniffing dog

November 5, 2018

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The police department in Connecticut’s largest city has added a bomb-sniffing dog trained for the U.S. Department of Defense.

The Connecticut Post reports that Bridgeport police introduced K-9 Dennis last month. According to the department, the Belgian malinois was originally scheduled to travel to Afghanistan to work for the military.

Police Chief Armando Perez says the city has received several bomb threats in recent years, and with their own dog, won’t have to rely on state police now.

Police say they are remaining alert in the wake of national bomb threats.

Dennis was donated to the department by Jeff Hickey in memory of his father, Dennis Hickey. Hickey’s parents founded Sonitrol Security Systems. All Bridgeport schools and municipal buildings use Sonitrol safeguards.

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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com