An Omaha police bomb-sniffing K-9 and his handler are in Minneapolis providing security for the Super Bowl. Lt. Jay Leavitt says Officer Chris Colling and K-9, Danz left Tuesday and will be providing security through game day to make sure all venues associated with the event are safe for the public.
Lt. Leavitt says, “The Bomb Protection K-9 program is put on by the T-S-A and they bring teams from all over the country to help with security there. They do security sweeps at the airports and other public transportation locations and then any of the events directly related to the Super Bowl, events going on around there including the game itself.”
This is the second year that a team from Omaha has been requested to help with security at the game. Lt. Leavitt says they were presented with the opportunity last year they discussed it with Chief Todd Schmaderer and he was on board and saw it is an opportunity assist our federal partners. It also good exposure for their Bomb – Explosive Detection K-9 Team.
Lt. Leavitt says the team is put to good work in Omaha. He says they are used at the College World Series, the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting and at the may Olympic trials that have been held in the metro.