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The Connecticut State Police K9 Unit is marking its 200th K9 Training Troop, consisting of seven K9 Teams from throughout the country.  The teams are specialized in Electronic Storage Device Detection.  Among the teams graduating today are Putnam County Sheriff’s Investigator John Hyla and K9 Hannah.  The K9s underwent 5 weeks of preliminary training with State Police Instructors before being paired with their respective handlers for an additional 5 week training and certification course of instruction.  The Connecticut State Police K9 Unit trained the world’s first electronic storage device detection K9 in 2012 using a proprietary training methodology and curriculum.

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