State Police Canine Training Unit Graduated Eight K9 Teams in 190th Explosive Detection Class

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Connecticut State Police
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Dr. Dora B. Schriro
Colonel Alaric J. Fox
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police
December 8, 2017

State Police Canine Training Unit Graduated Eight K9 Teams in 190th Explosive Detection Class

Middletown, CT (December 8, 2017): The Connecticut State Police Canine Training Unit graduated eight K9 teams.

The canine teams, five of which are Connecticut State Police, are all trained in explosive detection. Four of the Connecticut State Police K9 teams are assigned to the Mass Transit Unit and will patrol the train stations and trains from New Haven to New York. The fifth CSP team will remain at the Canine Training Unit and help with the training of future dogs.

The K9s, all labs, were donated by Guiding Eyes for the Blind after determining they were not suited for guide work.

Connecticut State Police

TFC Steven Bellandese and K9 Jackie         Mass Transit Unit

TFC Patrick Conway and K9 Guthrie           Mass Transit Unit

TFC Jonathan Naples and K9 Ezra               Canine Training Unit

TFC Jeffrey Poach      and K9 Wheat            Mass Transit Unit

TFC Kevin Reed and K9 Wrangler               Mass Transit Unit

K9 Wrangler was raised on the Today Show allowing viewers to follow his growth and transition to becoming a guide dog.

Mohegan Tribal Police Department

Officer Kevin Creamer and K9 Harley                     

Methuen (MA) Police Department

Officer Michael Havey and K9 Rumi

Vermont State Police

Trooper Stephen Digregorio and K9 Jewel

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