Reminder: MEDIA ADVISORY: Fifteen canines and their handlers to graduate from New York State Police Canine Handler Basic School

NEW YORK STATE POLICE

George P. Beach II

Superintendent

 

Beau Duffy
Director of Public Information

(518) 457-2180


 

 

*** NEWS ADVISORY ***


FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY
 
Event: New York State Police K-9 Academy Graduation
 
Date: Friday, August 11, 2017
 
Time: 1:00 PM
 
Location: New York State Police Academy, 1220 Washington Ave., Building 24, Albany, NY
 
The New York State Police will conduct graduation exercises for its 2017 Canine Handler Basic School at the New York State Police Academy in Albany on Friday, August 11, 2017, commencing at 1:00 p.m.
 
The 15 graduates include members from the New York State Police.
 
For media not able to attend the graduation, interviews with State Police members listed directly below and b-roll of canine training will be available via a web link. The web link address will be posted to the State Police online newsroom after the ceremony on Friday.

Trooper David A. Ziemba, Canine Arnie – Troop A
Trooper Jamie M. Gockel, Canine Lock – Troop C
Trooper Peter F. Bizjack, Canine Versa – Troop F
Trooper Thomas E. Lansing Jr., Canine Myer – Troop G
Trooper Lewis E. Godfroy IV, Canine Graydon – Troop K
Trooper Sherron L. Jones, Canine Dillon – Troop T
Trooper Atiba M. Celestine, Canine Raya – Troop NYC


The following is a full list of the graduating handlers, their canines, and assigned Troop

Trooper David A. Ziemba, Canine Arnie – Troop A
Trooper Jamie M. Gockel, Canine Lock – Troop C
Trooper Peter F. Bizjack, Canine Versa – Troop F
Trooper Christopher S. Alberts, Canine Cotter – Troop F
Trooper Thomas E. Lansing Jr., Canine Myer – Troop G
Trooper Scott M. Usmail, Canine Deejay – Troop H
Trooper Lewis E. Godfroy IV, Canine Graydon – Troop K
Trooper Sherron L. Jones, Canine Dillon – Troop T
Trooper Atiba M. Celestine, Canine Raya – Troop NYC
Trooper Don J. Kim, Canine Wheeler – Troop NYC
Trooper Joseph C. Leworthy, Canine Kenny – Troop NYC
Trooper Brady K. Ng, Canine Ria – Troop NYC
Trooper Michael M. Pappas, Canine Del – Troop NYC
Trooper James R. Redden, Canine Gleason – Troop NYC
Trooper Dermont A. Summers, Canine Theo – Troop NYC
 
Directions: The New York State Police Academy is located on the State Office Campus in Albany.  From I-90, take exit 3 onto the State Office Campus and the Academy is the first driveway on the right.