Inside CDCR video: K-9 teams patrol state prisons

Meet the officers – four- and two-legged – dedicated to ridding California prisons of dangerous contraband

By Inside CDCR

In February 2019, eight teams completed CDCR’s K-9 academy. They’re part of the CDCR K-9 program expansion, slated for completion in April 2019, that will result in 76 teams supporting prisons throughout the state. Many of the K-9s are rescue dogs.

From January 2017 to December 2018, CDCR K-9 teams discovered 14,335.9 grams of marijuana, 343.5 pounds of tobacco, 7,109.1 grams of methamphetamine, 4,025.9 grams of heroin and 24,910 phones.

The K-9 teams are part of an expansive contraband interdiction program that includes:


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