Police K-9's: We see them at crime scenes, bomb scares, drugs busts, or anytime someone goes missing. They are amazing dogs doing an incredibly important job, but where do they come from and who trains them?
John Gray gives you a very rare look behind the curtain at the State Police training facility hidden deep in the hills of central New York. In the training facility, police officers from a variety of agencies live for months with their dogs and train them in a variety of specialties.
Canine Coordinator for State Police, Jason brewer, says, "We train them to detect narcotics, cadaver, explosives, track humans, lost people, obedience, just about anything you can think of, we do here."
Whether it's a hostage situation, a bomb scare, a drug bust or a missing person, the one cop you'll always find rushing toward the danger is the police K-9. Hidden in the hills of central New York is a police academy for dogs.
The dogs seek out narcotics or explosives, in vehicles or homes, so the dogs familiar with searching. Just like human students, they're graded.
You usually need four legs and a tail to go inside but NEWS10 ABC's John Gray gives you a special peek.