How crime-fighting K9s are helping Michigan State Police

Posted at 4:23 PM, Jul 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-19 12:14:22-04

From bodies to bombs, K9 cops can hunt down just about anything their human counterparts might miss, but not any dog can join the force.

There are over 40 highly-trained dogs with Michigan State Police that can do what no humans can easily do, if at all. So skilled they can find hidden or tossed guns...even spent shell cases.

The headquarters for MSP's canine unit is in Lansing. It's where all of these valuable members of state police are trained to find everything from bombs and guns to the faded scent of a human.

7 Action News Reporter Kimberly Craig got an inside look at the training facility.

Watch her report in the video player above.