Connecticut State Police Patch STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457


       JULY 27,  2006




Location: Connecticut State Police K-9 Training Center

                  294 Colony Street, Building #3

                  Meriden, CT              

Date:  Friday- July 28th, 2006

Time:   10:00 a.m.

     The Connecticut State Police Canine Training Unit announces the Graduation Ceremony of the 124th Explosive/Narcotic Detection Canine Training Troop, to be held this Friday- July 28th, 2006 at 10:00 A.M..

     This graduation will mark the culmination of the 11 week training course which began on May 14th, 2006 for 4 teams (Troopers/Officers and canine). 

     These teams received specialized training in explosive or narcotics recognition in the areas of mass transit, vehicles, infrastructures, persons, etc.

     All graduates with assigned K-9’s will appear on stage during this graduation ceremony. Each team will receive a certificate of completion from the Connecticut State Police. PHOTO OPPORTUNITY.

Graduates and their assignments:

·        from the Connecticut State Police  (Narcotic Detection K-9s)       

      Trooper Steven CHAPMAN and K-9 “RAYNER” from Troop A, Southbury

      Trooper Brendan REA and K-9 “BANJO”from Troop K, Colchester

·        from the Massachusetts State Police (Explosive Detection K-9)

Trooper Eric GAHAGAN and K-9 “JULIE” from Fire and Explosive Unit

·        from the Yale University Police Department (Explosive Detection K-9)

Officer Charles HEBRON and K-9 “ELI”

Several VIP’s will be in attendance to include Comm. Boyle of the Department of Public Safety, and several members of the Command Staffs of both the Connecticut State Police and the Massachusetts State Police.