Thursday, June 12, 2014

K-9 Graduation

Maine’s nine newest police canine teams graduate from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro on Friday (6/13) at 10 a.m.  The officers and their dogs have spent the past fourteen weeks at the State Police Canine School, training in a variety of conditions, weather and locations around the state.  Three of the dog teams are from State Police and three others are from the Maine Department of Corrections.

The officers and their new partners are –

South Portland Police Officer Shane Stephenson and Zak
Lisbon Police Officer Jason St. Pierre and Moxie
Presque Isle Police Officer Kevin Reed and Koda

Maine Dept. of Corrections–
Corporal Robert Bowen and Kane, Warren
Corporal Richard Greene and TJ, Warren
Corporal Troy Hood and Gunner,  Charleston

State Police –
Trooper Justin Cooley and Bruin, from Troop A in Alfred
Trooper Jonathan Russell and Gus, from Troop B in Gray
Trooper Jarod Sylvia and Merry, from Troop F in Houlton