K-9 Graduation

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-K-9 Unit

Pinellas Park Police Department

Largo Police Department

Gulfport Police Department

Sergeant Michael Kilian and K-9 Eddie
Deputy Jeffrey Clement and K-9 Creed
Pinellas Park Police Officer Wesley Ducheney and K-9 Kojak
Largo Police Officer Patrick Newbill and K-9 Sway-Z
Gulfport Police Officer David Janovich and K-9 Cezar
Gulfport Police Officer Richard Bynum and K-9 Ghost

PINELLAS COUNTY - Six K-9s and their partners have completed training and will soon be called for duty.

The K-9 teams trained from February 15, 2021 to June 3, 2021 with PCSO K-9 trainer, Deputy Tony Lorusso. Throughout their four months of training the K-9s learned obedience commands, bite work, area and building searches, tracking, and human odor response. After being on the road and patrolling the streets with their partners, some K-9s may be given the opportunity to continue their training in narcotic and explosives detection.

The six K-9s and their partners from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Pinellas Park Police Department, Largo Police Department, and Gulfport Police Department will be recognized with training completion certificates on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm. The certificates will be presented during a graduation ceremony at Pinellas Park High School located at 6305 118th Avenue North in Largo.

The event is free and the public is welcome to attend the graduation and K-9 demonstration, where they will be highlighting their new skills. The K-9 graduation will feature agility demonstrations, bite demonstrations, and a few surprises.

More information on the newest PCSO K-9 graduates can be viewed here:  https://bit.ly/3fi0QG4


Posted by Monday, May 24, 2021 3:47:00 PM Categories: Events

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