FBI, This Week: Iris, the FBI's Electronics Detection Canine

The FBI’s latest tool to track down evidence knows how to use her nose: Iris is a 2-year-old black Labrador retriever and is the FBI’s first electronics detection dog.


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Mollie Halpern: The FBI’s latest tool to track down evidence knows how to use her nose.

Meet Iris. The 2-year-old black Labrador retriever is the FBI’s first electronics detection dog and one of only seven certified canines in the world trained to sniff out a specific chemical found in digital media.

Special Agent Jeff Calandra is her partner.

Jeff Calandra: She’s able to be used in any investigative means—from a post-blast scene to a drug case, terrorism case, a counterintelligence cases, which she’s been used on multiple times.

Halpern: Iris is located in the FBI’s Newark Field Office, but just as she can work across different types of cases, she can also be useful to investigators at all levels.

Newark’s Assistant Special Agent in Charge Michael Brodack:

Michael Brodack: She’s available not only to help the FBI and all of the FBI divisions around the country but also to our state and local partners and, of course, our federal partners, as well.

Halpern: With FBI, This Week, I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau.

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