Police say that the device attaches to Finn's collar and helps the department by providing real time tracking and monitoring through an app. 

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

WHITEHALL BOROUGH (KDKA) — A K9 officer with the Whitehall Borough Police Department is getting decked out with some new technology.

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K9 Officer Finn is now equipped with a GPS tracking device.

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(Courtesy: Whitehall Borough Police Department)

Police say that the device attaches to Finn’s collar and helps the department by providing real time tracking and monitoring through an app.

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Officers say that this type of technology can be useful to help map out the route of travel during search operations or retracing a suspect’s flight path for evidence.