Narcotics dog goes to work with MONET

IFMono County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes a New Member to the MONET Task Force  (Press Release)

In late 2012, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office added its newest member to the Mono Narcotics Enforcement Team (MONET). “Tara” is a 4-year old Belgian Malinois who is trained in narcotic detection.

Recently, “Tara” and her handler, the Mono County Sheriff’s Office Narcotic Enforcement Deputy, attended a 200-hour training and certification course in Riverside, CA, sponsored by Alderhorst International Kennels. This course certified “Tara” in narcotic detection.

“Tara” is trained to detect the odor of narcotics, specifically marijuana, heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, methamphetamine and their derivatives. She is trained to alert to the presence of narcotic odor. Her alert consists of a noticeable change in behavior with a final response of barking, biting, or scratching at the location of the odor. Her alerts vary depending on the location of the odor. “Tara” is trained on odor strength varying from residual narcotic odors to the odor of pounds of narcotics.

The Mono County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to welcome “Tara” as the newest member of our team!

Written and prepared by Jennifer Hansen, Public Information Officer


4 Responses to Narcotics dog goes to work with MONET

  1. Desco January 15, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    Welcome to the Eastern Sierra Tara.
    I hope you are as happy doing your job as I am knowing you are here.

  2. Chip Chipperson January 15, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    Question………If Mono Counties finest decide to break down my door for a ‘personal wellness check’ w/ that dog and my dog decides to defend his dwelling aggressively, does my dog get shot?

  3. Big Rick OBrien January 15, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

    “Stupid humans…why did they make me sit in the snow for this damn picture” ?

  4. Mark January 16, 2013 at 10:48 am #

    I expect Tara to bring additional business and money to Mono County.

    So if you’re prop215 legal and the dog smells more then a pound you’re about to get your rights violated and illegally searched. Wonderful!


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