Coimbatore: Two-year-old female sniffer dog Roony was sent to the Theni district police after the completion of six-month training to detect narcotic drugs at the detective dog training centre at the city police commissionerate here on Tuesday.
Police from across the state usually send puppies to the city to train them in tracking murders and other crimes, narcotics, and explosives. Separate training is provided in these three areas and the duration of each course is six months. Each sniffer dog is handled by two handlers.
The two-year-old female Doberman breed was sent to the centre six months ago. The dog was named Roony and provided training in detecting narcotic drugs, especially marijuana.
Following the passing out parade, detective dog training centre sub-inspector Kamaraj and the dog handlers took Roony to the office of city police commissioner Deepak M Damor, who handed over the certificate to the dog handlers.
Presently, two sniffer dogs each from the Trichy and the Nilgiris police, one each from the Thiruvarur police, Erode police and Salem central prison are undergoing training at the centre. tnn