Roseburg police adds new K-9 to the force

Roseburg police adds new K-9 to the force

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The Roseburg Police Department has a new officer.

Dora is a K-9 who is going through her final testing this week.

She joins two other Roseburg police dogs, Helix and Iago.

But Dora's skills are a little different.

Helix and Iago are both trackers, but Dora's specialty is drug detection.

"Because of some unfortunate circumstances with other drug detection dogs in the county, due to illness, retirement, things of that nature recently, we didn't have a lot of options available," said Sgt. Jeff Eichenbusch. "So, this gives us another option."

Dora is taking her final tests this week, and could be out on the road by Friday.

She was purchased thanks to donations to the non-profit Umpqua Valley Friends of the Canines.

If you would like to find out how you can donate, you can visit this website.