Colorado State Patrol Welcomes Oly and Scout, Special Trained Canines in Explosives Detection

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DENVER, CO – The Colorado State Patrol is proud to introduce two new additions to its ranks: Oly and Scout. While the Colorado State Patrol has used canines trained in narcotic detection for some time, our newest dogs, German shorthair pointers, have been specially trained in the detection of explosives, firearms, and shell casings. Oly and Scout will be used primarily for detection at the Colorado State Capitol complex, however, their assignment will also take them around the state to assist in security and investigations when needed.

“Ensuring the highest levels of security for visitors and employees at the Capitol is of the utmost concern for our troopers and security personnel,” said Colonel Matthew C. Packard, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol.  “These working dogs are incredibly skillful and they will bring an immediate difference in our safety goals.”

Each dog was required to pass their version of a background check that ensured they could be trained sufficiently and would be healthy enough to work for years. Together with their handlers, Oly and Scout participated in and passed weeks of vigorous training. 

Oly  

Name: Oly 

DOB: 7/05/2020

Country of birth: Hungary

With CSP since: July 2021

Certified to detect: Explosives, Guns, Shell Casings

Favorite toy: Kong® Wubba

Favorite treat: Cheese

Name: Scout 

DOB: 7/27/2020

Country of birth: Hungary

With CSP since: July 2021

Certified to detect: Explosives, Guns, Shell Casings

Favorite toy: Kong® Wubba

Favorite treat: Hot Dogs

 

Scout

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