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Greenwich's K-9 Officer KATO, Partner Officer Scorca Complete Training

Greenwich policeman Keith Scorca and K-9 KATO recently graduated from the state's canine training program.
Greenwich policeman Keith Scorca and K-9 KATO recently graduated from the state's canine training program. Photo Credit: Provided

GRENWICH, Conn. -- Police Officer Keith Scorca and K-9 KATO, a German Shepherd from Czechoslovakia, recently graduated from the Connecticut State Police’s 173rd Patrol Canine Training Troop program, according to a press release.

Members of the Greenwich Police K-9 Unit must pass a rigorous and intense 14-week course in Meriden, according to a press release.

The K-9 teams are trained in tracking criminals and missing persons, building and area searches for suspects, recovery of evidence, and in protecting their handler and obedience.

The Greenwich K-9 team is part of the Special Response Unit.

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