K-9 units get explosive detection training on campus

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State hosted training exercises in explosives detection for police and their canine partners Feb. 20 at Beaver Stadium. Training will continue Feb. 21 at Eisenhower Auditorium.

Penn State University Police, Pennsylvania Capitol Police and Pennsylvania State Police participated in what are monthly exercises hosted on a rotating basis among the agencies.

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Penn State is hosting training exercises in explosives detection for police and their canine partners Feb. 20 at Beaver Stadium and Feb. 21 at Eisenhower Auditorium. Penn State University Police, Pennsylvania Capitol Police and Pennsylvania State Police are participating in the monthly exercises that are hosted on a rotating basis by each agency. For more information on the University's K-9 units, click here. 

  • Officer Dustin Miller and police dog Rudie

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    Univeristy Police Officer Dustin Miller led Rudie, a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois, through explosive detection training today (Feb. 20) at the suites in Beaver Stadium.

    Image: Bill Zimmerman
  • Police dog Rudie

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    Rudie, a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois and one of University Police's two police dogs, took a break today (Feb. 20) during explosive detection training for K-9 units at the suites in Beaver Stadium.

    Image: Bill Zimmerman
  • Officer Dustin Miller and police dog Rudie

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    Univeristy Police Officer Dustin Miller led Rudie, a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois, through explosive detection training today (Feb. 20) at the suites in Beaver Stadium.

    Image: Bill Zimmerman
  • K-9 unit vehicles from the Capitol Police lined up outside Beaver Stadium

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    K-9 units from Penn State, Pennsylvania State Police and Pennsylvania Capitol Police trained Thursday (Feb. 20) at Beaver Stadium.

    Image: Bill Zimmerman

Penn State’s two K-9s: Wynne, an 8-year-old yellow Labrador, and Rudie, a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois, are a part of the University Police’s bomb squad, one of 12 in the state.

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