Browser is a 3-year-old English Black Labrador who works as an electronic detection canine in the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office. He’s a specialty K9 and only one of about 30 such dogs in the United States.
Browser was trained by DUO Dogs to sniff out a bonding chemical baked on to all electronic circuitry. The chemical is undetectable to the human nose, but clear as day to the trained canine. Browser has been on over 40 search warrants since he started working with Carol Gudbrandsen at the state’s attorney’s office, and assists other agencies like the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Illinois Attorney General’s Office.
Gudbrandsen also gives presentations on Internet Safety and Cyberbullying in schools throughout the county, using Browser as her special guest. If a school would like to bring in Carol and Browser, they need to contact the state’s attorney’s office main number at (847) 377-3000.