Milwaukee K-9 deputy and his handler to help with security at Super Bowl
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office deputy and his K-9, Bentley, were selected for a big job this week.
They're in Los Angeles at SoFi Stadium helping with security at the Super Bowl for 11 days.
K-9 Deputy Bentley is an explosives detective K9 with the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, and he's certified with the Department of Homeland Security.
"That's his specialty is explosives work and that's what we're here for, to supplement and try to help out with," said Deputy Juan Avila, Bentley's handler. "These places are so big that you need so many teams to make sure that every room, every closet, every area is swept and secured."
Agencies from across the country are assisting with safety at the Super Bowl, from the Los Angeles Police Department to the FBI. When Deputy Avila has worked with Bentley for four years. He said he's proud to be representing Milwaukee in LA.
Their days usually start at 5 a.m. and it's always different. Some days they're inside the stadium, sometimes they're at the convention center nearby with other Super Bowl events going on. When they're not working, Bentley is enjoying the ocean.
"When he's got his uniform on, and I've got my uniform on, and we're in our squad car, and it's time to work he's all business," said Deputy Avila. "He's got his nose to the ground."
The deputies don't know where they'll be assigned on Super Bowl Sunday yet, but they'll be somewhere making sure everyone going to the game is safe.