12 Explosive Detection K9s Graduate from CSP K9 Academy

Department of Emergency Services &
Public Protection
Connecticut State Police
Public Information Office
Connecticut State Police Patch
Dr. Dora B. Schriro
Colonel Alaric J. Fox
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police

12 Explosive Detection K9s Graduate from CSP K9 Academy

MIDDLETOWN, CT (October, 28 2016) – At 10:00 a.m. this morning, 12 K9 handlers and their dogs will be graduating from the CSP K9 Academy today after 8 weeks of training. All of the dogs are Labradors from Guiding Eyes in New York. The handlers from State Police are all assigned to the Emergency Services Unit. These troopers and their K9s frequently assist with sweeping venues that host significant events and also respond to bomb threats. Two of the troopers, Tfc. Brian Faughnan (CSP) and Trooper Steve Sicard (MSP), are second time K9 handlers. Officer Morelli retired from the State Police as a K9 handler/unit instructor and continues to use his skills with Mohegan Tribal Police Department.

12 Graduates total.

3 CSP- TFC. Brian Faughnan, TFC. Rick Oenning, TFC. Carson Konow.  All assigned to ESU.

2 MASP- Trooper Scott Cooper and Trooper Steve Sicard.

1 Chelsea MA. PD- Officer Edward Noftle

1 Worcester Poly. Tech. PD.- Officer Brian Lavallee

1 University of Rhode Island PD. Sgt. Erica Vieira

1 Methuen MA. PD- Officer Timothy Getchell

1 Hartford CT PD- Officer Anthony Rykowski

2 Mohegan Tribal PD- Officer Joseph Morelli and Officer Armand Sylvestre


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