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UAPD introduces new explosive detection K-9 member

TUCSON – The newest member of the University of Arizona Police Department was officially introduced and “sworn in” on Friday.

Chief Brian Seastone presented the departments new explosive detection K9, Skip.

Skip is a 22-month-old chocolate Labrador Retriever from Custer, Wash.

The new member of UAPD was provided to the department through funding from the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Foundation.

Skip has been trained by Pacific Coast K-9 and is certificed by the National Police Association in explosive detection.

Skip’s UAPD handler/partner is Officer Lauren Connell.

Connell has been with UAPD for 16 years.

Officer Connell and Skill join Officer Kule Morrison and K9 Toby.

This will provide an additional valuable resource for safety for UArizona’s campus.

Follow Skip and Toby on Instagram: @UArizonaK9.

Carla Litto

Carla Litto

Digital content producer for KVOA News 4 Tucson. Carla previously interned at the NBC affiliate.
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