Diesel was three years old when the Billerica Police obtained him in February 2009 from the Riverside Bloodhound Rescue in Penn.  Diesel replaced Annabelle, Billerica’s original hound.  Diesel and handler, John Harring, attended the Connecticut State Police 137th Bloodhound Training Troop and obtained a Man Trailing Certification through the New England State Police Administrator’s Conference.  This certification has to be maintained through quarterly testing.
Patrolman John Harring with “Diesel”

Diesel is utilized to search for missing and wanted persons.  Bloodhounds often work in conjunction with other police dogs to locate and apprehend persons.  Diesel resides with Officer John Harring at his home.  The team is on call 24 hours a day to respond to calls requiring the assistance of a do


submitted by Jim Cortina, Dir. CPWDA