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Accelerant Detection Canine Unit

A powerful force within our Arson Division is our Accelerant Detection Canine Unit.  These specially trained dogs can detect flammable liquids at a fire scene while leaving the exact location undisturbed aiding in evidence collection integrity.  The use of Accelerant Detection Canines lessens the amount of time an investigator would spend on a fire scene digging through debris looking for flammable liquid patterns.  Canine use also reduces laboratory costs by increasing sample accuracy while reducing the amount of samples needed. Thus, the Investigator-Canine team is not only a savings to taxpayers, but a strong visible deterrent to the would-be arsonist.

Agencies in need of Accelerant Detection K-9 team assistance should call 1-866-946-1097


K-9 Buddy

Buddy is a Black Labrador Retriever that has been in service for the state of Louisiana since 2003. During this time Buddy has conducted well over a 1000 fire scene searches and exposed millions of dollars in fraudulent insurance claims, resulting in considerable savings for the people of the state. Buddy has also been instrumental in solving 6 homicides. He is a “play reward” K-9 and received his training from the New York State Fire Academy in Montour Falls, New York. Buddy recertifies annually at the NAPWDA sponsored US Border Patrol/ Dallas Fire Department Training Conference in Dallas Texas. Buddy is very well known in northern Louisiana as he regularly provides assistance to fire investigators and law enforcement agencies, as well as performing demonstrations at schools, civic organizations, and public events in order to bring awareness to the crime of arson. In October of 2011 Buddy won the “Top Dog Award” at the K-9 Conference in Dallas, beating 38 other teams from across the country.

 

 


K-9 Daisy

Daisy is a Black Labrador Retriever that has been in service for the State of Louisiana since 2009. During this time Daisy has conducted many fire scene searches and exposed numerous fraudulent insurance claims, resulting in considerable savings for the people of the state. Daisy is a “food reward” K-9 and was trained by Maine Specialty Dogs located in Gray, Maine. All training is in accordance with standards set forth by the Maine Criminal Justice Academy which is located in Vassalboro, Maine. The K-9 Team of Daisy and her handler recertify annually at various locations across the nation at the discretion of Maine Specialty Dogs. Daisy is well known in southern Louisiana as she regularly provides assistance to fire investigators and law enforcement agencies, as well as performing demonstrations at schools, civic organizations, and public events in order to bring awareness to the crime of arson. 

 

 


K-9 Monty

Monty is a Yellow Labrador Retriever that has been in service for the State of Louisiana since 2012. During this time, Monty has conducted numerous fire scene searches and has proven to be a tremendous asset to the agency. Monty is a “food reward” K-9 and received his training through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms K-9 Training Program located in Front Royal, Virginia. All training is in accordance with standards set forth by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. The K-9 Team of Monty and his handler recertify annually at various locations across the nation at the discretion of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.  Monty is known in southern Louisiana as he regularly provides assistance to fire investigators and law enforcement agencies throughout the region.


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