Meet Alec – the UMPD officer with four legs

The black lab protects UMass from danger


Nicole Biagioni, Reporter

UMass Police Department’s newest officer loves to sniff out danger. Alec, a 22-month-old black lab, is a new K-9 officer at UMPD who searches for explosives and other harmful materials. Nicole Biagioni speaks with Alec’s handler, Officer Gerald Perkins, about what a day is like for Alec when he is on the job.

Reporting: Nicole Biagioni

Camera: Nicole Biagioni, Rebecca Duffy

Editing: Nicole Biagioni

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