Yonkers Police Dog Training
Members of the newly formed Yonkers Police Department K-9 training school. (Photo Credit: Will David/The Journal News)

The Yonkers Police Department knows that some of the hardest workers on any police force have four legs, which is why the department started a K-9 training school for local law enforcement.

The training program runs eight hours each day from Monday to Friday, for 17 weeks.

“It’s a long process,” Yonkers Officer Christopher Barca told The Journal News. Barca is one of the teachers in the newly founded state-certified course.

The course covers obedience, agility, article searches, tracking, and building and field searches.

The New York-based school is open to all departments within Putnam, Rockland and Westchester Counties.

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