Eyewitness Information acquired a behind the scenes take a look at the NYPD’s latest crime fighters in coaching on the Emergency Service Unit facility in Brooklyn.
“We’re in week 14 of 20 weeks, 7 new handlers and new canine,” mentioned Lt. Vincent Kennedy, Commanding Officer NYPD ESU. “Our major perform is patroling out on the road, answering 911 jobs.”
The canine patrol parades, sniff out explosives, narcotics and discover lacking individuals.
This 12 months their Ok-9’s are featured within the Police Basis calendar.
All proceeds go to fund NYPD’s Basis which helps youth packages, purchases protecting gear, funds anti-terrorism abroad, and permits the NYPD to coach extra Ok-9 crime fighters.
“He is a patrol canine narcotics canine. He carried out search rescue once we went to Puerto Rico,” mentioned Officer Scott McDonald, Ok-9 Officer.
7-year-old Harley is featured within the month of Might. His handler, Officer McDonald, has been working and dwelling with Harley for six years.
“He is very even-keeled, pleasant, however when must act and work he can flip it on and off,” Officer McDonald mentioned.
Whereas these loveable canine look cute, it is essential to recollect the canine are all the time working.
“If you do see a canine out on the road, ask the handler if it is OK, some circumstances it will likely be, some it is not going to be,” Lt. Kennedy mentioned.
The brand new class of Ok-9s might be executed coaching and able to hit the road come February.
If you need to buy a calendar and help the NYPD they’re $20, and could be discovered on the foundation’s website.
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