Officers And Their K9s Graduate From Training

Pictured (L to R) Brick Police Department Officer Ray Lapoint and K9 Rebel , Point Pleasant Beach Sgt. Paschal Drew and K9 Bolt, Toms River Police Officer Christopher Inglis and K9 Riggs, and Toms River Police Officer Richard Buhowski and K9 Kylo. (Photo courtesy Toms River Police Department)

  TOMS RIVER – Several Officers and their K9 partners have graduated from the Toms River Police K9 Training.

  In order to graduate, officers had to spend 18 weeks of school with K9 Trainer Sergeant Jim Reilly for Patrol Class. The dog training consisted of obedience, agility, tracking, building search, handler protection and criminal apprehension.

  The training was held from January through May, then both officers and their partners returned for 12 weeks of Narcotics Class which was held in September. In Narcotics Class, the dogs were taught to search for and detect multiple different illegal narcotics.

  The department congratulates all officers on graduating from training.