Regional police canine teams excel in detection competition

K-9 Diesel and Officer Phillip Mugnano from the Newburgh Police Department secured second place in a narcotics detection competition at the regional United States Police Canine Association certification event.

News 12 Staff

Apr 4, 2024, 12:43 PM

Updated 54 days ago

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Some of the top-ranking canines and officers in the state come from the Hudson Valley.
K-9 Diesel and Officer Phillip Mugnano from the Newburgh Police Department secured second place in a narcotics detection competition at the regional United States Police Canine Association certification event.
Meanwhile, K-9 Thorn and Officer Joseph In-Gui from the Suffern Police Department took fifth place.
The competition involved scent detection of narcotics, explosives, and ignitable liquids.


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