January 16, 2013

Bad Call! Facts

  • Dennis Fetzer is the General Manager at Vohne Liche Kennels.

  • Dennis received his K9 training at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan in 1973.

  • After retiring from the military, Dennis spent 8 years as the deputy warden for the Pennsylvania Corrections Facility.

  • Cell phones give off an odor that a dog can be trained to find.

  • Jails and prisons have phones for inmates to use. These phones are monitored and recorded, and cost money to use for the detainees.

  • The number of cell phones that have been confiscated from federal prisons has doubled from 2008 to 2010.

  • In 2009, 4,000 contraband cell phones were confiscated from California state prisons.

  • In California, it is a misdemeanor crime for a prison guard or loved one to smuggle a cell phone to an inmate.

  • In August of 2010, President Obama signed a law that makes the possession of a cellular device inside a federal prison a felony.

  • In addition to using cell phone dogs, some jails are also implementing special equipment that only allows specific phones to dial out in a certain area.

  • Sheriff Tim Miller is a sheriff with the Miami County Police Department.

  • Max is a Border Collie mix, who was originally intended to be a bomb-sniffing dog for the T.E.D.D. program.

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