Four-legged friends are keeping Honolulu communities safe

  • Source: KHON-TV FOX 2 Honolulu
  • Published: 06/15/2022 12:00 AM

Canines keep Hawaii safe by tracking for explosives, missing people, and critical evidence. They are important to the community as they have specific abilities like heightened senses to help solve cases. HPD, airport TSA, and HFD shared what the dogs do at each department. HPD has seven explosive detection and patrol certified dogs as well as three specialty tracking and cadaver dogs. Brad Heatherly, sergeant with the HPD canine’s unit, said they have a missing persons dog “which is being donated by Friends of the Missing Child Center of Hawaii, that’s going to be our tracking dog”. HFD also has a new canine named Eve to detect tiny traces of gasoline at fire investigation scenes. Eve is also the only certified arson dog in the state of Hawaii. Click here for more information about the State Farm Arson Dog program.


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