Photos of the Week: Captain Matt Sneed and Electronic Detection K9 Jeb

Captain Matt Sneed, a member of I.U.P.A. Local Grant County Sheriff’s Employees Union, and his partner K9 Jeb searched a vehicle and located tracking devices that were being used to monitor the whereabouts of a victim.

Since November, the pair have been deployed six times and they assist not only Grant County Sheriff’s Office, but are also available to other law enforcement agencies to assist in their investigations. K9 Jeb is trained to locate electronic tracking devices that are used in sex trafficking. Captain Sneed received Jeb from the Knot Today Foundation. The pair attended K-9 school at Jordan Detection K-9, which was a two-week course.

Grant County Sheriff’s Office posted on social media, “In the recent sex trafficking case conducted last Friday by the Sheriff’s Office, a new tool was utilized, K-9 Jeb the electronic detection dog. K9 DEPUTY JEB was donated by kNot Today, an Indiana-based not for profit organization that combats sex trafficking and exploitation of children by providing awareness, prevention strategies, and restorative services to those involved in the abovementioned situations.

The post continued, “Jeb and his handler, Captain Matt Sneed were utilized to search a vehicle and located tracking devices that had been placed (hidden) on the car for constant monitoring of the female victim’s whereabouts. Sheriff Garcia is proud of this K-9 team and would like to thank kNot Today for Jeb’s gift and training. ‘We take all crimes seriously; however, crimes like this committed against humans leave a deep and lasting impact,’ Garcia said today.”

The post continued, “The ability of a K-9 to locate tracking devices is due to a single chemical compound (triphenylphosphine) in electronic devices of all types. Jeb is an asset that any central Indiana Law Enforcement Agency can request for mutual aid. If you or someone you know is the victim of Human or Sex Trafficking, you can call your local Law Enforcement or the National Human Trafficking Hotline @ 1-888-373-7888.”

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