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.
It’s an exciting day here at UWPD — we have a new officer on campus!
Meet K9 Kobalt — a pure bred German Shepherd from the Netherlands. His specialty is narcotics detecting and human tracking. He and his handler, Officer Zautner, are eager to get to work keeping campus safe! pic.twitter.com/uyGDKozV6p
— UW-Madison Police (@UWMadisonPolice) January 12, 2018
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