Corey, a Hungarian Vizsla, searches an Orange County Transportation Authority bus along with his handler, Orange County sheriff's Deputy Corey Mayer, as part of a demonstration Thursday at the Metrolink station in Orange. The OCTA and Orange County Sheriff's Department introduced two new K-9 teams that will begin patrolling trains, buses, transit centers and railways in Orange County.
By Doug Irving, Orange County Register
A pair of deputized dogs – yes, badges and all – have begun patrolling Orange County buses, trains and transit stations, sniffing out suspicious packages and other potential trouble.
Deputies Jack and Kori joined the force this summer under a $600,000 federal grant. The 3-year-old dogs were trained by the Transportation Security Administration to sit and stay when they catch the scent of gunpowder or explosives.