Law enforcement dogs these days can do some incredible things: sniffing out the chemicals used to start an arson fire, getting illegal drugs off our streets, or finding evidence in shootings and explosives investigations.

On this edition of Up to Date, host Steve Kraske meets three law enforcement dogs, and their handlers, to find out what it takes for a dog to become a key part of a law enforcement team.


Disarmed: Explosive Found Downtown

Jun 4, 2010
Dan Verbeck / KCUR

Kansas City, Mo. – A commercial fireworks-type explosive set off on the southern edge of Kansas City's downtown forced hundreds to travel somewhere other than parts of Grand Boulevard Thursday afternoon. A police bomb robot was working near 17th and Grand. KCURs Dan Verbeck was there.