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Porn-Sniffing Dog Becomes First Electronic Detection K9 Officer in the West


This little pup might have the best job yet.

Meet Url, a 16-month-old black Labrador trained to sniff out smut.

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He is one of nine Electronic Detection K9 dogs across the country, and the first to join the Weber County Sheriff's Office in Utah. 

According to a Facebook post, Url was "specially trained to sniff out electronic storage devices such as thumb drives, cellphones, SIM cards, SD cards, external hard drives, tablets and iPads."

"Whether it’s child porn, terrorism intelligence, narcotics or financial crimes information, Url has the ability to find evidence hidden on basically any electronic memory device," the Facebook post explained.

Url will also help patrol prisons, detecting contraband items like cell phones.

The pup can be seen in footage by CBS Los Angeles sniffing digging through a room for the chemical compound these types of electronics often contain.

But, the officials also clarified Url is not trained to find illegal items.

Determining whether the items are illegal will be in the hands of Url's handler Detective Cam Hartman, who also underwent a nine day workshop to learn how to work with the pup.

According to the trainer, Hartman was taught to understand the different types of tail wags Url makes, or when he's indicating he may smell something suspicious. 

The department bought Url for $10,500 from Jordan Detection K9, a trainer based in Greenfield, Indiana, who called Url, "one of the best dogs I've ever trained."

According to trainer Todd Jordan, Url was in a kill shelter twice after living with a family who "thought he was untrainable and out of control."

"He was exactly what I looked for," Jordan told InsideEdition.com. "Those types of dogs that nobody else wants are the ones that do best."

Jordan said a dog that might scarf their food down or chase a ball without tiring also often have the drive to succeed at tracking down the specific smell of a chemical often found in electronic devices.

The use of Electronic Detection K9 officers began gaining popularity after former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle was found guilty last year of child pornography because of a hidden USB drive found in his home by Bear, a 2-year-old black Labrador who is now a K9 officer with the Seattle Police Department.

In fact, Bear was also trained by Jordan.

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Because Jordan's background is not in law enforcement, he said he began perfecting his craft after being invited to search homes with state officers, or work with the U.S. Postal Service.

He now even contracts out his work with the two Electronic Detection dogs he has not yet sold to show other agencies around the U.S. the kind of work these dogs are able to do. 

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