STAFFORDSHIRE, UK (CNN) -- Police work is going to the dogs in Staffordshire, UK! "Fido Cam" helps police see what their K-9s see when searching for suspects.
Darren Aird describes how it works:
"Fido-cam is not a new technology, but the part of it we're using is new in the senese of it's digital technology. This allows us a fantastic range of using the device, and it also means that we very rarely have an interference as well.
"What we use "fido cam" - it's a camera mounted to a police dogs' heads. We obviously have to put some training hours in, in order for the dogs to get settled with having the devices on their head. What it allows us to do is remotely monitor the dog, while the dog searches any areas or buildings.
"And the beauty of it, is that if and when the dog finds and indicates a person, we're the able to pinpoint exactly where this person is, because we're watching it live on video. That then allows us to come up with the next tactical plan and decide what to do next."