Kent State's Newest Officer: Dexter, the Explosive-Detection Dog



Dexter, Kent State University's newest officer and explosive-detection canine, was introduced to the university community on Nov. 19. A male Belgian Malinois, Dexter is ready to patrol Kent State and neighboring communities alongside his handler Officer Miguel H. Witt.

POSTED: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:01 PM
UPDATED: Monday, June 17, 2024 05:30 AM
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