Rockland Sheriff's Department has 2 new barking bomb busters

Two bomb-sniffing dogs, Annie and Cable, have joined Two bomb-sniffing dogs, Annie and Cable, have joined the ranks of the Rockland County Sheriff's Department. The canines graduated from the Connecticut State Police training facility Friday. (Dec. 3, 2012) Photo Credit: News12

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The Rockland County Sheriff's Department just got two new members, but they're not conventional deputies.

Two bomb-sniffing dogs, Annie and Cable, have joined the ranks after graduating from the Connecticut State Police training facility Friday.

It can cost more than $10,000 to train a dog, but Rockland County taxpayers aren't footing a penny for the pooches, Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco said.

"These dogs were given to us through grants, with no taxpayer dollars. The dogs were trained through the state police at no cost to the county," Falco said.

The dogs stay on the job an average of seven years, and the two new dogs are replacing two retiring bomb-sniffing canines.

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