Louisiana State Police introduces new K9 trooper

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The Louisiana State Police has a new member and it is a K9.

LSP provided this information about their new edition: 

Please help us welcome our newest #K9 Trooper “Maggie,” and congratulate #Trooper Tommy Bellue on successfully completing the Electronic Storage Detection Canine Training. He and “Maggie” just finished a 5 week Electronic Storage Detection course in Meriden, CT under the guidance of the Connecticut State Police.

The name of the new K9 is Maggie and she is one of only 19 Electronic Storage Detection Canines in the world and the only one in the state. 

LSP said, Maggie is a 2-year-old black Labrador Retriever born in Yorktown Heights, NY.

The new Louisiana State Police K9 has a specific skill that the LSP Special Victims Unit will use. 

According to the Louisiana State Police, she is trained to detect a chemical that is found in electronic storage devices, and will use her skills to help protect the citizens of #Louisiana. “Maggie” will work with TPR Bellue.

It has only been seven years since the first electronic storage device detection K9 was trained by the Connecticut State Police. 

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