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.

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

(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.

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.