The Imperial County Sheriff's Office -Jail Division has a new deputy on duty.

The new deputy is named Gauge. Gauge is a pit bull mix who , with his handler Correctional Officer S. Lopez , will be working to eradicate contraband entering the Imperial County Jail. K-9 Gauge is a certified Narcotic Detection Dog trained to find heroin , Cocaine , THC , Methamphetamine and other derivatives. Gauge was found in the Antioch Animal Services Shelter and given the opportunity to begin a new life of service at  K-9 Specialized Training and Consulting. The canine program at Imperial County Jail was established to augment searches of the facilities and decrease the amount of contraband.