Baxter is a two year old bloodhound and is the latest addition to the Albany County Sheriff's department. The total of dogs in the K-9 Unit is now up to 10. Baxter is unique. He is partnered with Jerry Paris, who is fire coordinator, emergency services coordinator, and a member of the search and rescue team.

There are drug dogs and explosive sniffing dogs, but Baxter is a tracking dog. According to News Channel 13, and their interview with Sheriff Craig Apple, Baxter will serve as a tracker for law enforcement but they want to use him more to look for lost children, hikers or whenever people need to be located.

With the addition of Baxter, the Albany County Sheriff's department hopes to expand their ways of helping the communities they serve.