LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Louisville Metro Police welcomed a new addition to their ranks Friday and introduced a K-9 who specializes in bomb detection.
Kyra, a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois, was purchased by the department thanks to a $10,000 grant from UPS which was given to The Louisville Metro Police Foundation.
Kyra has completed her training and now works as an explosive detection K-9.
“The big thing is, especially in an election year like we're in right now, there’s a lot of VIPs coming to town and our main purpose is to perform bomb sweeps before they show up in town,” Sgt. Scotty Frank, Kyra's handler, said.
The LMPD foundation also received $60,000 from the water proofing company Bone Dry which was used for improve the mounted patrol division and kennel facilities.