Toby — Law Enforcement / Arson
I am nominating Toby for the American Hero Dog award due to the valuable service he has provided to The University of Arizona and Tucson Community. Toby is a seven year old black Labrador Retriever. Toby is employed by the University of Arizona Police Department as an explosive detection K9. He and I have conducted hundreds of explosive sweeps for various events on and off campus. This includes protective sweeps for political figures, court justices, sporting events and bomb threat/suspicious items calls. Toby is certified in explosive detection by the National Police K9 Association where he has been exemplary in every certification since his career began in 2012. Toby also has done dozens of public demonstrations and school visits. The photo attached shows Toby doing his favorite activity (fetch) while taking a break while working a U of A basketball game at McKale Center in Tucson. Toby has been a valuable member of the U of A Police force since 2012. Toby is instrumental in building a partnership between our police department and our students, faculty and staff.