State Police to commemorate anniversary of Accelerant Detection Canine Program

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (WTNH) – Connecticut State Police will commemorate the 30th anniversary of its Accelerant Detection (Arson) Canine Program on Thursday afternoon.

According to Connecticut State Police, the Accelerant Detection Canine has been recognized as the most important contribution to fire investigations in the last 30 years.

The first Connecticut State Police arson dog, K9 Mattie, was also the world’s first operational, Laboratory Certified Accelerant Detection Canine.

Connecticut State Police said Thursday’s ceremony is meant to honor K9 Mattie and Accelerant Detection Dogs everywhere.


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