Miami University's newest canine officer is part of the security team for Monday's visit by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
Miami's first police dog, Ero, retired earlier this year. His replacement is a 1-1/2 year old Belgian Malinois named Figo. He and handler, Officer Keith Hibbard are hard at work today helping local and national authorities with the Secretary's appearance at the Fraternal Order of Police National Convention.
In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Miami University is stepping up security at its upcoming graduation ceremonies.
University spokeswoman Claire Wagner says there have been no threats or safety concerns but the school is updating measures as a matter of good practice. She adds the changes are basically the same as those already in place for football games. All bags will be checked and attendees will be "subject to visual inspection of person, parcels, bags and clothing capable of concealing prohibited items."
You may not realize it but if you go to the new Horseshoe Casino or even walk past it, chances are you will be watched on camera. The casino security staff, state agents and Cincinnati Police officers are partnering to try to keep the Horseshoe safe and prevent theft.