The Town of Webb Board passed a resolution to appoint two new officers to the Webb Police Department, at its Tuesday, November 8 monthly meeting.
The appointment of Aaron Silverman as a Police Officer in Training and Craig Burritt as a part-time Police Officer followed a series of interviews between the candidates and Town Board members, and a recommendation by Police Chief John Russell. Continue reading
Officer Trevor Tormey with his K9, Kimber, who was trained to detect narcoticsOfficer Tormey demonstrates how quickly K9 shepherd, Kimber, is able to detect narcotics hidden in the truck.
Town of Webb Police Officer and Dog Trainer, Anthony Sege, welcomed a gathering of local officials and interested spectators to an awards ceremony and police dog demonstration in the Town of Webb Police Department parking area on Friday, July 29.
“We are graduating Officer Trevor Tormey, as a drug dog handler; Officer Christopher Faniglula as a bomb dog handler; and Oneida County Sheriff Deputy Jim Danquer who has gone through both classes as an instructor student,” Officer Sege told the crowd.
Town of Webb Police Officer Trevor Tormey received a certificate for completing a five-week Narcotic Detector Dog Course with his nine-month-old female German Shepherd K9, Kimber.
Utica Police Officer Christopher Faniglula also received a certificate for completing a Patrol Tracking course with his male German Shepherd K9, Rex, which included Explosive Detector training at Back to Basics Dog Obedience School.
Both Officers learned dog behavior and how their dogs are conditioned to respond to the substances they are trained to detect.
The Back to Basics Dog Obedience School training classes were sponsored by the Town of Webb Police Department.
“We were lucky to purchase Kimber for next to nothing which saved the taxpayers thousands of dollars. Trevor offered to take the K-9 duty. He’s a good officer and he’s really aggressive on drug enforcement,” Chief Russell said.