Four police canine teams graduate from patrol and tracking school

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Syracuse Police Department announced the graduation of four new teams from the 2019 patrol and tracking canine school. The school consisted of nine weeks of vigorous training for both the handlers and their canine partners. They learn obedience, tracking, searched and suspect apprehension.

“They are able to do things in many instances our officers are unable to do. They can do it more efficiently. They help with explosives drug detection, article searches.  Some of the things police are required to do and we think they do the work of many police officers and do the work efficiently and we have some really good trainers and we are proud of how we train our K-9s to make sure they are doing business the right way,” said Syracuse Police Chief Kenton Buckner.

Two teams are from the Syracuse Police Department and two teams are from the Wayne County Sheriff’s office.

The graduation ceremony was held at Leavenworth Park.
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