DEAL - The borough police department will be getting it's first four-legged member this summer after the 14-month-old Belgian Malinois completes training, officials said.

Patrolman Dan Lokerson was selected among three officers who expressed interest in becoming a handler and started training with his new partner, Atok, at the Morris County Police Academy, Chief Ronen Neuman said.

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  • From puppy to caretaker: Becoming a WAGS service dog

    From puppy to caretaker: Becoming a WAGS service dog

    For nearly three decades Wisconsin Academy for Graduate Service Dogs, known as WAGS, has trained and found homes for more than 100 dogs who help people with mobility issues or other illnesses.More >>
    For nearly three decades Wisconsin Academy for Graduate Service Dogs, known as WAGS, has trained and found homes for more than 100 dogs who help people with mobility issues or other illnesses.
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Will David 7:54 a.m. EDT April 8, 2014

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  • Yonkers police are offering training courses for police dog units.
  • The first classes have officers and dogs from Yonkers, Mount Vernon, Ramapo and Westchester County.
  • The courses cover obedience, agility, article searches, tracking, and building and field searches.

YONKERS – Police in Yonkers have opened a free K-9 dog training school for law enforcement departments in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam.

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