Pictured left to right, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, K9 Primo, PO John Figueroa and Detective Terryl Elder.
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-East Shore) was joined today by officers PO John Figueroa and Detective Terryl Elder and K9 Primo of the NYPD K-9 Team at Saint Clare School in Great Kills.
The schools third-grade students were given a demonstration on how the K9 Unit operates, and learned about the role the K9 Unit plays in helping our police officers keep our city safe and how the dogs are trained.
The NYPD K9 Unit is fascinating. The bond and level of trust between the officer and the dog is remarkable, and their value in investigations and crime prevention is undoubted. I hope this demonstration gave the children an understanding of and appreciation for our police officers and their working dogs, said Malliotakis.
We were so excited when Assemblywoman Malliotakis offered to bring this demonstration to St. Clare, and were so thankful that our students were able to see it. This community is so very fortunate to have the NYPD keeping us safe, and its good to know how effective the K9 Unit can be in getting the job done, said Jo Rossicone, Principal of St. Clare School.
The Assemblywoman plans to visit additional schools in her district with the K9 unit in coming months.