Utica and Webb Police officers graduate from K-9 school

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. - On Friday, Utica Police Officer Christopher Faniglula and Town of Webb Officer Trevor Tormey graduated from K-9 school, taught by Anthony Sege, who recently retired from the Oneida County Sheriff's Department, where he was their trainer.

Officer Faniglula and his partner, "Rex," attended an 8 week patrol tracking course and then an Explosive Detector School.

Officer Tormey and his partner, "Kimber," attended a 5 week Narcotic Detection Course.

Both officers learned dog behavior and how their dogs are conditioned to responded to substances they are trained to sniff out.

Oneida County Sheriff's Deputy James Danquer also attended both detector schools as an apprentice trainer.

On hand for the graduation was UPD Chief Mark Williams, Oneida County Sheriff's Dept. Captain Richard Antanavige, and Town of Webb Chief John Russell

The UPD stated that they were greatly appreciative to The Office of Homeland Security who paid for a fully equipped K-9 vehicle and for much of this training.

Officials with UPD went on to say that the class would not have been possible without the following sponsors:

The Utica Police Department, the Oneida County Sheriff's Department, The Town of Webb Police, Tolpa's Automotive-Remsen, Woddgate Vol. fire department, Barneveld Vol. Fire Department, Boonville Oneida County Fair Association, Trenton Fish and Game, IOOB Clu-Camden, Camden Central School Bus Garage, Munson- Williams Proctor Arts Institute Security, Town of Webb School, Star and Jeff Livingstone, Phil Rubyor, Bear Creek Carpentry, Terry Ammicucci, John Vanorsdell, North Country Explosive, White Otter Fish and Game, Jim Regetz, Town of Trenton Parks, Town of Deerfield Parks, Holland Patent Central Schools.

All of these individuals and organizations donated materials and or training locations for this school.

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