K-9 Graduation

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

Pinellas Park Police Department

Hernando County Sheriff’s Office

Clearwater Police Department

- K-9 "Magz" and Deputy Nick Hunter, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
- K-9 "Drogo" and Deputy Kellen Zanandrie, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
- K-9 "Mavrik" and Officer Cameron Williams, Pinellas Park Police Department
- K-9 "Krys" and Officer Adrian Kwiatkowski, Clearwater Police Department
- K-9 "Chase" and Deputy Chelsea Reid, Hernando County Sheriff's Office

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

The five K-9 teams began on training on January 17, 2022 with PCSO K-9 trainer, Deputy Tony Lorusso. They will end their training on April 28, 2022. Throughout their 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 five K-9s and their partners from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Pinellas Park Police Department, Clearwater Police Department, and the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office will be recognized with training completion certificates on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 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/37WO4f5.

Posted by Felisha D. Barnes Friday, April 22, 2022 2:05:00 PM Categories: K 9

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