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MCSO introduces first Jail Bureau K-9

February 06, 2019 06:39 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) - The Monroe County Sheriff's Office is welcoming one of its newest members to its ranks. 

The Sheriff's Office announced on Wednesday that they are welcoming K-9 Doyle, their first Jail Bureau K-9.

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The deputy dog is utilized to search for contraband and detect narcotics along the perimeters and inside areas of the Monroe County Jail and the Monroe Correctional Facility.

“The addition of K-9 Doyle to our K-9 family has already proven to be an effective tool in finding illegal drugs inside our jails and keep them from entering our facilities,” said Sheriff Todd K. Baxter. “In a month’s time, Doyle’s alerts to his handler, Deputy Vetere, have led to five arrests, with his first arrest occurring only nine days on the job. Any reduction in drug contraband inside the jail is great news for jail staff because we recognize that illicit drug abuse among inmates increases violence, threatens security, and negatively impacts the health of the inmates."

Doyle began active duty on Dec. 18 with his partner and handler, Jail Deputy Robert Vetere.

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