COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - State police are putting their upstate New York dog training facility on display for some overseas visitors.
The agency says a group from Ukraine is touring the U.S. to study the use of dogs in law enforcement, with a stop Wednesday at its training center in Cooperstown.
They'll take part in discussions about choosing and training dogs and handlers and watch as troopers and their dogs work on different scenarios.
The first three state police dog and handler teams were created in 1975. Now there are 70 across the state used during searches and finding drugs and explosives among other tasks.