Pet Micro- Chip Scanner
The Plantation Police Department General Services Division has obtained a Pet Micro-Chip Scanner to assist officers/CSA’s to ID stray animals. The scanner has saved countless man hours reuniting canines with their owner at the PD, avoiding a trip to Animal Control. The officer or CSA who is assigned the Animal Call will place the canine in our kennels and then proceed to Dispatch to pick up the scanner. The scanner is stored in Dispatch allowing 24 hour access to the machine. This allows Alpha shift officers the ability to locate the owner after normal business hours since Animal Control will not respond until the next business day.
If the canine scan is negative, we then proceed with notifying Animal Control but if the canine is scanned positive and found to have a microchip, the officer will search the microchip database for the owner. The PD has reunited 12+ canines with their owners. Prior to the microchip scanner, every canine was sent to Animal Control with an unknown resolution.