SIU Police Getting K9
CARBONDALE -- At SIU, campus police are looking to add a different type of equipment to their force, a K9 unit.
After threats on campus in recent years, the SIU Police Department became interested in a dog trained in explosives detection and tracking.
The K9 could be used to provide additional security checks before athletic events and special events on campus.
"When an officer or a team is walking around looking for suspicious packages, they can't detect those odors like a K9 would," said Sgt. Chad Beights of the SIU Police Department. "So the safety and the expertise of that dog to find a potential hazard is greater for them than it would be for a human."
If you would like to contribute, visit their website: www.dps.siu.edu.
Wind: 6 MPH
Humidity: 88 %