Syracuse Police Graduates Five Canines and Their Handlers
Five police canines and their handlers are ready to hit the streets in their respective communities after graduating Friday from the Syracuse Police Department’s Canine Academy.
A ceremony was held at the Inner Harbor. SPD Sergeant Tim Stepian has been a K9 handler himself for 24 years and a trainer for 16.
Chavez and other officers from Johnson City, Ithaca, and the Troy Police Departments as well as Delaware County Sheriffs spent nine weeks getting to know their dogs and how to give commands.