Cadaver Detection Canine Unit

Cadaver Detection


The Westmoreland County Coroner's Office will assist law enforcement agencies in the search for clandestine gravesites, human remains, and blood evidence at crime and fire scenes.

Deputy John Ackerman has over 20 years of experience in the training and handling of cadaver detection dogs.

Dogs have an extraordinary sense of smell and have located graves decades after burial. These dogs are important, non-destructive screeners, helpful during the searching phase of the investigation.
  
Kai is a Belgian Malinois and is available to law enforcement agencies upon request. 


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Kai, Westmoreland K9 Cadaver dog

Kai, Westmoreland K9 Cadaver dog