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Perkins police's newest officer has determination — and a tail

Andy Ouriel • Nov 25, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Perkins Township officials must find a unique uniform to fit its newest police officer.

She needs pants with four leg inserts and a hole in the back to free up her wagging tail.

But she can stay naked for now -- she has plenty of fur to keep her warm through the winter.

The Perkins Police Department recently deployed its newest officer, Uganda.

The police dog will provide a huge benefit to the community, said Martin Curran, the officer assigned to handle Uganda.

"This is one more tool that officers can use to make this community that much better and that much safer," Curran said.

Uganda -- named in her native Czechoslovakia -- can track various scents after arriving on the crime scene.

From drugs stashed in a car to locating a person missing in a cornfield, Uganda's potential is endless, Perkins police Chief Ken Klamar said.

"She is a dynamite dog, and she is going to do a lot of good things for the township," Klamar said.

Read more about Uganda in Friday's Register.

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