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Drug dog Zar, handler certified

By Staff
Staff report
Escambia County Sheriff's Office Deputy Grady Rolin and canine Zar have completed a 10-week training program with the Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office. The two are now officially certified in drug detection and patrol work.
According to Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff Tim Hawsey, his department now has two certified dogs and handlers. Sgt. Ben Roe is the canine supervisor and handler of Baro. Both teams, Sgt. Roe and Baro and Deputy Rolin and Zar, are dual trained, meaning they are certified in detecting illegal drugs and patrol work.
Even if the canine is inside the patrol car and the deputy is outside, he can still come to the aid of his partner. Both canine patrol vehicles are specially equipped with an automatic door device that, when activated by the deputy, opens the door and lets the canine out.
Zar and Baro are both from Germany.