Detector Dog Caper retires from the Pacific Highway District after 10 years of service

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Mark Ingalls and Caper Photo: CBSA
Mark Ingalls and Caper Photo: CBSA
Mark Ingalls and Caper Photo: CBSA

Last month, an important member of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in the Pacific Region retired. After 10 years of service, detector dog Caper is officially off duty.

Border services officer (BSO) Mark Ingalls and Caper primarily worked at land border crossings in the Pacific Highway District but also took time to attend local events and detector dog displays throughout their career together.

One highlight for the duo was when BSO Ingalls and Caper provided assistance to a local police department by conducting a vehicle search.  Caper alerted to the centre console of an SUV and further inspection revealed a hidden compartment containing multiple pre-packaged narcotics. Thanks to Caper’s skill and BSO Ingalls’ expertise, these narcotics never made it into our communities.

Caper is settling into her post-career life with BSO Ingalls and his family. 

“Although we are sad to see Caper leave the Agency, we are grateful for the many years of dedicated service she provided. Caper and her handler BSO Ingalls had many successes throughout their career together and we will be forever grateful for the enthusiasm, service excellence and commitment they have shown,” said Daniela Evans, District Director, Pacific Highway District, Pacific Region.