Forensics students learn about K-9 officers and police work

Forensics students outside Goshen High School with K-9 officers and handlers.
Forensics students with K-9 officers and their handlers.

On June 1, forensics students in Tricia Brown’s class were visited by Deputy Jeremy Yela, Investigator Justin Worden and K-9 Walter from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO).

Students viewed a presentation by Deputy Yela and learned the different ways K-9 offers are utilized within the Sheriff’s Office. After the presentation, the class went outside to view a demonstration of K-9 officers in training. Several veteran K-9 officers and their handlers also demonstrated tracking skills and criminal apprehension for the students.

In attendance were Sgt. Dustin Palen, OCSO; Sgt. Dave Campbell and K-9 Scout, OCSO; Deputy Jeremy Yela and K-9 Justus, OCSO; Investigator Justin Worden and K-9 Walter, OCSO; Sgt. John Manna and K-9 Mellville, Village of Goshen Police Department; Deputy Kevin Golden and K-9 Lennon, Rockland County Sheriff’s Office; Officer Andrew Haniuk and K-9 Roan, Port Jervis Police Department; Officer Ian Holmes and K-9 Argo, Town of Wallkill Police Department; and Officer John Farrell and K-9 Zeke, Town of Woodbury Police Department.