The Siloam Springs Police Department welcomed Fado to the department in September, 2013. Fado assists in vehicle sniffs for the presence of narcotics, suspect tracks, evidence recovery, building searches, suspect apprehension, searches for lost persons, and handler / officer protection.
Siloam Springs Police Department canine teams are nationally certified through the NNDDA (National Narcotics Detector Dog Association), and also certified through the state of Arkansas. Canines are certified in the detection of cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, and heroin. They are also certified in obedience and handler protection.