In a recent child pornography investigation, Reptar sniffed out a hidden SD card inside a drawer with a false bottom. He also uncovered a flash drive concealed behind a stereo. In another case, Reptar led investigators to a cell phone stashed inside a carved-out toilet in an Ohio prison cell.
Reptar is also a comfort animal, not only for law enforcement investigators on stressful investigations, but also for victims at search warrant scenes.
Reptar is very unique. He is believed to be one of only two law enforcement Electronic Detection K-9s in Ohio, and one of approximately 50 in the world. The cost to purchase and train Reptar was $11,000, which was covered by two grants awarded to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.
Law enforcement agencies can request that Reptar and his BCI handler assist on criminal investigations by calling BCI at 855-BCI-OHIO (855-224-6446).
To see Reptar and Agent Rammel in action, watch the video below: