Police Officer Keith Scorca and K-9 Kato, a German Shepherd from Czechoslovakia, are members of the Greenwich Police K-9 Unit. They graduated from the Connecticut State Police’s 173rd Patrol Canine Training Troop program on Thursday.
Members of the Greenwich Police K-9 Unit must pass a rigorous and intense 14-week course in Meriden. The K-9 teams are trained in tracking criminals and missing persons, building and area searches for suspects, recovery of evidence, and in protecting their handler, and obedience.
The Greenwich K-9 team is on call 24 hours a day and is part of the Special Response Unit. The K-9 Unit patrols one of the Department’s twelve patrol areas and is available to respond to situations town-wide and surrounding communities in needed.