Sheriff’s Office unveils K-9 training course at Fire Training Center
July 1, 2022 – 2:36 p.m.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office’s new K9 Obstacle Course is located at the Genesee County Fire Training Center and is the result of a partnership with Rochester Area Crime Stoppers.
All labor and materials for the design, layout, construction and completion were donated through a collaboration with local businesses that included several grants. No cost was borne by taxpayers. We would like to thank the following partners for their hard work and dedication:
- Rochester Area Crime Stoppers, Joyce Palumbo, K9 Initiative Board Member and Chair
- CountryMax Stores, Brad Payne, Sales Manager
- Home Depot. Tim Mullen, Assistant Manager – Batavia Store
- KeyBank, Phil Muscato, Rochester Market President and Regional Commercial Director, and Mark Krueger, Executive Assistant
- Genesee Valley BOCES Building Trades Program, Jon Sanfratello, Director of Teaching Programs, and Margaret Poray, Executive Director – Batavia Campus
- Hoselton Auto Mall, Drew Hoselton, President, and Chris Cammarata, Leasing Manager with a special thank you to the Hoselton Auto Welding team
The course will be used by law enforcement agencies for training purposes to simulate obstacles that K9 teams will most likely encounter in the field during
deployments. These obstacles include crawling under porches, jumping through windows of houses/buildings, climbing ladders and walking on unstable surfaces. This training will provide managers and their K9 partners with the confidence to perform these tasks in the field. The course will be used primarily by the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit as well as other outside law enforcement K9 units upon request and availability.
“We are very fortunate to have a community that continually supports our K9 program. Thank you to everyone who made this course a reality for our office and other law enforcement agencies to use,” said Deputy Bradley Mazur.
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