Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, announced that Detective Edward Pawlick and K-9 Officer Finnbar (Finn) have graduated from the New Jersey State Police K-9 Scent Detection School. The new K-9 team will be assigned with the HCPO Guns, Gangs, and Narcotics Task Force.
N.J.S.P. Scent Class #30 began March 16, 2015 and concluded, June 19, 2015. The class graduated 18 K-9 teams, 12 explosive detection teams and 6 narcotic detection teams. The narcotic detection teams are trained on six types of narcotics and the explosive detection teams are trained on 14 types of explosives.
In October, Detective Pawlick and Finn will attend the New Jersey State Police K-9 Patrol Class, an extensive training program that prepares handlers and their K-9’s for either patrol duties or tracking assignments.
According to Prosecutor Kearns, “Police canines are a valuable tool for the detection of crime, the apprehension of criminals, and for search and rescue missions. This will be a great addition to the Guns, Gangs, and Narcotics Task Force and will be a resource that is extremely useful to law enforcement agencies throughout the county.”
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