SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office added a new four-legged friend to its staff.
Odin is the third dog working with the department and the only one trained to sniff bombs. The German Shepard will turn 3 in July and lives with Deputy Phillip Farley.
"He is a dual-purpose dog, he is trained to patrol function, he can detect a person hiding, he is also an explosives detection dog, where he is trained to sniff 16 different odors related to bombs," said Farley.
Farley is a veteran officer who recently trained for the assignment . He said Odin lives with him and has re-energized his career.