Connecticut State Police has first electronic storage detection dog in the world


Connecticut State Police have trained and added ‘Selma‘ to their ranks.  Selma is the first electronic storage detection dog in the world.  State Police Detective George Jupin put canine Selma through her paces Tuesday morning looking for electronic devices. She is a one-of-a-kind Electronic Storage Detection  (ESD) sniffing dog that can find hidden thumb drives, hard drives, computers, cell phones, and tablets.  Detective Jupin says three years ago the State Police canine unit, computer crimes unit, and crime lab came up with a groundbreaking way in which dogs could sniff out electronic devices.  We have a chemist named Dr. Jack Hubbal, and he was able to look at some of these devices and come up with a chemical used to train the dogs, and we put it altogether and it has been very successful and has been in the field for about three years.”  The canine unit took this chemical in its pure form, and trained Selma in the same way they would train a bomb-sniffing, drug, or arson dog.  Detective Jupin says this chemical is not harmful to her, or humans.  “It is a specific chemical that you are going to find on the computer memory chips that you’re going to find in devices such as thumb drives or sell phones or hard drives or tablets.”  The dog is in such demand that she could be busy 24 hours day, 7 days a week.  The canine team assists federal agents, other State Police around New England, as well as local police.  As an example, they were out until 11:30 p.m. last night working a case that ended in an arrest.  Usually, detectives go in first and remove all electronic devices that they can find, and then they call in Selma.  “Things that may have been concealed in a vent, or under a drawer, or under multiple layers of packaging, or concealed someplace, that is just out of your view or couldn’t be reached.”  The State Police have had requests from all over the world, including Australia, to train dogs for other departments.  They have recently trained FBI dogs to sniff out media.



Massachusetts State Police K-9 locates suspect who fled vehicle

Scully the K9


On Tuesday September 27th around 9:00 p.m., Trooper Ryan Walczak of the Troop D Community Action Team (CAT) was on patrol in the city of Brockton when he observed a vehicle that had a suspended registration.  Trooper Walczak attempted to stop the vehicle but it fled in an extremely erratic and dangerous manner.  For safety reasons, Trooper Walczak did not pursue the vehicle.  A short time later, Trooper Walczak observed the vehicle parked sideways on a nearby street.  The vehicle was unoccupied and still running, backup was requested.  Trooper Jason Trout also of the Troop D Community Action Team and Trooper Bill McSweeney of the K9 Unit responded.  Trooper McSweeney deployed K9 Scully on a track from the vehicle.  Scully tracked a short distance and located the female driver hiding in a bush.  The woman was taken into custody.  A subsequent investigation revealed the woman was under the influence of drugs, and also had four warrants for her arrest.  She was also charged with failing to stop for police, negligent operation of a motor vehicle and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license and a suspended registration.


Girl shares gum with trooper


Ohio Trooper with little girl


Miss Ella bought gum in the gas station with her own money.  She went outside and saw Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Hale.  After asking her mom if she could give him a piece of her gum she just bought, she bouncingly went and asked him if he would like a piece.  Trooper Hale said yes, as long as he could have a picture with her.  She was over the moon!


Grieving man helped out by Ohio trooper


Grieving man and trooper

A grieving man who was rushing to be with his mother in Michigan after learning of his younger sister’s sudden death received some unexpected support after being pulled over during the multi-state drive in Ohio.  Over the weekend, Mark E. Ross found out his teenage sister had died in a car crash.  Around 3 a.m. Sunday, Ross hopped in a car his friend was driving in Indiana and sped toward Detroit, he said in a Facebook post.  As the car passed through Ohio, an officer pulled it over.  The driver was taken to jail in Wayne County, Michigan, and the vehicle was impounded.  Ross knew this might be more than just a traffic stop for him too — he had a petty warrant out for his arrest, which meant he too was probably going to jail, according to CNN affiliate WDTN.  As he began to tell the officer about the loss of his sister, Ross broke down crying.  That’s when one of the troopers at the scene — Ohio State Highway Patrol Sgt. David Robison — started to pray with Ross.  “He reaches over and began praying over me and my family,” Ross wrote on Facebook.  “Everybody knows how much I dislike cops, but I am truly (grateful) for this guy.  He gave me hope.”  Robison also did one other thing for Ross:  He offered to drive him 100 miles to Wayne County to bail out the driver and get him closer to Michigan.  Ross snapped a photo of the himself with the sergeant and posted it on Facebook Sunday morning.  As of Tuesday morning, it has been shared nearly 100,000 times on the social networking site.


Oklahoma trooper visits daycare

OKSP Preschool with kid

Check out what this proud mom had to say about her little guy when he had a visit to his daycare from Trooper Tony Harper and other officers!  Now that little happy face should put a smile on yours!  Happy Friday!  Celestine: "Raiden, once again, was on cloud 9 when the officers came to visit the daycare!  I've never seen this kid love something/someone so's amazing how excited he gets when he sees any officer.  If he sees anyone in uniform he can't contain himself.  No matter where we are.  I pray this never fades and he always knows these men and women are here to protect, not harm.  They are here to love, not hate.  Thank you Small Miracles and thank you to the officers who took time out to visit these kids!"