KSP shines spotlight on unique canine officer

FRANKFORT, Ky. — During the month of May, Kentucky State Police is putting the spotlight on one of its canine officers, named “May,” appropriately enough.

But while you may have heard of police dogs being trained to locate drugs or missing people, May’s job is a little more unique.

May is one one of only 51 dogs in the entire country trained as an “electronic storage device canine.” Such dogs can sniff out hidden hard drives, USB drives or cell phones that might contain evidence of criminal activity, such as child pornography.

May works out of KSP’s Electronic Crime Branch and travels the state to assist in investigations.

You can follow her exploits on Instagram, at @ksp_k9may.