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Partnership Advances K-9 Training

On May 23, APD and the Illinois State Police worked in conjunction with the Chicago FBI field office on a test project involving vapor wake detection. This particular testing is an attempt to develop, advance and innovate future training for vapor wake and explosive detection dog (EDD) teams for the APD.  This partnership will bring a new type of training not only to the APD, but to law enforcement agencies across the country and will aid in advancing K-9 teams in the field and providing additional knowledge regarding explosives and counterterrorism.

K-9 Training

APD Softball Team Plays in Boston LE Tournament

NED Softball Tournament

On June 3, the New England Division's softball team played in the Greater Boston Police League Softball Spring Tournament, which included 18 other police teams. The spring tournament is held in memory of Woburn Police Officer Jack McGuire, who was fatally shot on December 26, 2013, after responding to an armed robbery at a jewelry store. Though Officer McGuire was shot four times, he was able to return fire and fatally shot one of the two subjects involved. The remaining subject was later apprehended and sentenced to state prison. Officer McGuire had completed 34 years of service and was four months away from retirement and left behind a wife and three children. 

The McGuire family and friends were present during the tournament and expressed their appreciation to all participants. The tournament raised over $10,00 and all proceeds were donated to the Officer Jack McGuire Scholarship Fund.

The NED team is managed/coached by Investigator Justin Narducci and is assisted by Officer Chris Harkins. The team will participate in other tournaments throughout the summer and is hopeful to someday play against other APD divisions. 

 

 

NED Hosts RAILSAFE Training in New Haven, CT

On June 7-8, the New England Division hosted Operation RAILSAFE Training at the CDOT Facility in New Haven, CT. Training was provided to 25 members from local police departments and representatives from the FBI and Connecticut State Police. 

Railsafe Training

APD Supports the Capital Police

APD Supports Capital Police

 In May, U.S. Capitol Police requested APD K-9 support to allow members of their department to attend the funeral of one of their fallen officers.
 
On May 23, K-9 Officers conducted vapor wake operations on Capitol Hill. The officers received praise and gratitude from U.S. Capitol Police for the assistance they provided.

 

 

 

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