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Posted on: December 9, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Ankeny Police Department introduces new Electronic Storage Device K9

Sandy K9 Press conference

K9 Sandy will assist the Ankeny Police Department and other law enforcement agencies in the fight against child exploitation, child pornography and human trafficking. Sandy is trained to detect a chemical called triphenylphosphine, commonly referred to as TPPO. This chemical is a part of all electronic storage devices, including cell phones, laptops, tablets, USB storage drives and SD cards. Sandy is also trained for de-escalation, workplace therapy and victim disclosures.

K9 Sandy was provided to the Ankeny Police Department by Operation Underground Railroad (OUR) - Operation Underground Railroad is a nonprofit organization on a mission to end human trafficking and child exploitation. Operation Underground Railroad covers all of the K9’s food, vet expenses, gear, and training costs. All of this is made possible by anonymous donors.

Sandy is a lab/golden retriever mix and she is 3 years old. She was born in Indiana and has training as a comfort dog along with her specialized training as an Electronic Storage Detection K9. Welcome, K9 Sandy!

To see the Ankeny Police Department’s official announcement, go to the link below:

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