Ando's sensitive nose can find a marijuana seed lodged in a car seat or track human scents to find people who are lost. And the dog's mere presence has helped to calm unruly crowds.
The dog looks even more commanding in his new outfit.
But Ando apparently isn't sure yet if he likes the six extra pounds of protective gear strapped around his torso when he's on duty.
"He's still getting used to it," said township Officer Eric Eslary, who was trained to work with Ando at Castle's K-9 Inc., of Mechanicsburg.