K-9 unit teaches Monroe Girl Scouts about their police work

| 22 Feb 2012 | 02:15

Monroe — Monroe resident and Middletown Police Officer Jason Berman, along with his police officer colleagues Patrick Cunningham and Jeffry Thoelen, came to Pine Tree Elementary School last week and presented a K-9 program to members of the Monroe Girl Scout community. The visit included demonstrations from their K-9 officer dogs Ivan, Hudson and Kilo, who were acquired from Slovakia. Together, they showed how the Middletown Police Department’s K-9 Unit supports patrol and investigative functions, including: criminal apprehension, evidence detection, tracking suspects or lost persons, building searches, crowd control and narcotics and bomb detection. Almost 100 Daisy and Brownie Girl Scouts, along with parents and siblings, attended, with the girls earning a K-9 patch to mark their learning experience. Brownie Troop 603 coordinated the event.