Drug Trafficking: Dogs and Drugs
The Colorado State Patrol Canine Unit is an extension of the Investigative Services Section. The primary goal of the canine unit is to aggressively work criminal interdiction. In particular, the canine unit places its enforcement efforts on interstate highways and works with local troop offices to reduce motor vehicle drug trafficking.
The members of the canine unit and their dogs have completed the Basic United States Customs Drug Detector Canine Training Course. Each canine is certified to detect cocaine, hashish, heroin and all of their derivatives. Their primary responsibility is to assist other state troopers with search requests.
A Colorado state trooper will talk to the members and guests about his canine partner and the role they play in protecting the citizens of the state of Colorado.