Congratulations to Warwick Police Officer Kevin Halsey & his Partner, Nicky, & to Officer Vincent Cossentino & his Partner, Tank!
In June at the U.S. Police Association K-9 Trials, Nicky took first place in criminal apprehension, second place in scent work and third place overall. Tank took first place in agility, second in obedience and third place in scent work. Nicky and Tank both qualified for the National Team.
“We are very proud of the work they put in everyday. We competed against large departments like the MTA and the NYC Police Department and did extremely well,” said Lt. John Rader.
The Officer’s and their K-9 dogs were recognized at the Warwick Town Board meeting on Thurs., Aug. 11. Officer Halsey and Officer Cossentino were also recognized for working very hard and spending a lot of time both on-duty and off-duty training and working with their partners.
Shown in the photo (from left) are Officer Vincent Cossentino & Tank; Officer Kevin Halsey & Nicky; & Lt. John Rader. Photo credit: Warwick Valley Dispatch/Jennifer O’Connor