Meet Pedro, the police dog sniffing out Canberra’s cybercrime

Hold your smartphone up to your nose and take a deep sniff. That’s what Pedro can smell too.

Pedro is a technology detector dog for the National Canine Operations unit of the Australian Federal Police (AFP). He and his four-legged peers are tasked with sniffing out laptops, phones, USB sticks and other electronic devices for criminal investigations in Canberra.

Senior Constable Daniel Neit is his handler. He leads Pedro around a mock bedroom at the purpose-built training facility in Majura, directing his nose through stacks of books and CDs, drawers, and even under the bed sheets. Every time Pedro makes a find, he is rewarded with a quick munch on a tennis ball, a salvo of “good boy” and pats.

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Source: The Riotact