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Arizona Police K-9s Going High-Tech

June 02, 2014  | 

Photo: Mark W. Clark
Photo: Mark W. Clark
A new program being used by the Arizona Department of Public Safety allows K-9 handlers to monitor their dogs' temperature and location with the help of an Android app.

According to the Arizona Republic, the technology involves a device implanted in the dog's neck with a sensor to monitor body temperature and a GPS component to aid in location. Once the dog's temperature approaches critical condition, the handler is notified by e-mail or text message. A Virtual Armor app also lets the handler track the dog's temperature in real time.

Officials say the technology could also be used to avoid potentially fatal scenarios, like when a police dog is inadvertently left behind in a patrol car in the Arizona heat.

DPS implemented the yearlong pilot program in January using technology firm Virtual Armor and three of the department's police dogs: Clif, GoGo, and Nico.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety is one of the first agencies nationwide to try out the technology, according to Scott Schulze, senior program and engineering manager for Virtual Armor.


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KevCopAz @ 6/2/2014 4:15 PM

How great, we need as much as we can to help our loyal Dog Partners. We all know, even we non K-9 guys, that these dogs work harder then we do, and are way more loyal then the average person can ever hope to be. They are real heroes of the animal world! If this system works every dog in the nation(K9) should wear one, regardless of the price. If my agency pr a union didn't buy one I would go out of pocket for my K-9 partner.

Lt. John Miller @ 7/15/2014 3:35 AM

If this technology works like they say, and is of no harm to the canine, sounds like a step up on the 'hot dog' vehicle system.

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