- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Two military veterans have joined the University of Montana campus police department - bomb sniffing dogs Bob and Hooch.

The black Labs were donated to the campus police by the military. Both had been stationed at Fort Leonard Wood. Hooch has served overseas.

A university employee’s son, who is a captain at West Point, helped facilitate the move and officers Rich Sitzka and Darren Ginn drove to Missouri last month to pick up the dogs.

For the past five years, UM police have hired Rocky Mountain Laboratories’ bomb sniffing dog, Nolan to sweep Washington-Grizzly Stadium before a football game. The work took the golden retriever and his handler, Jennifer Nickisch, three to four hours. Officials believe that task can now be done in about an hour.

The dogs will be used as security for other events, as well.

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