UW police department gets new tracking, drug dog K-9

MADISON, Wis. - Another four paws are on patrol with the campus police department. 

University of Wisconsin-Madison police said K-9 Kobalt will be working as a tracking dog and to detect narcotics. Officer Nicki Zautner will be Kobalt's handler. 

Kobalt is a purebred German shepherd from the Netherlands, UWPD said. 

UWPD's K-9 Casey retired in June after serving the department for 10 years as a drug-detecting dog. He's living in retirement with Lt. Cherise Caradine.

After serving UWPD for seven years, K-9 Odin died in October, three months before he was scheduled to retire, officials said.



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