P.S. 102 is going to the dogs
It’s time for pupils and pooches at P.S. 102 in Bay Ridge! Members of NYPD’s K-9 Unit visited the school on Friday morning with their specially trained police dogs to talk to students about how man’s best friend helps them in the important work they do.
The visit was arranged by Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-Bay Ridge-Staten Island), who works with NYPD each year to bring the K-9 Unit to the school to offer local students a unique perspective on police work.
NYPD has four K-9 units: transit, bomb squad, narcotics and emergency service. German shepherds, Labrador retrievers and Belgian Malinois are the only three breeds the NYPD selects to train as K-9 officers.
While the dogs technically belong to New York City, the officers they are assigned to work with are allowed to keep them in their homes. And the officers are permitted to adopt them when the dogs are retired from service.
The police dogs were a big hit with the kids at P.S. 102. The school is located at 211 72nd St.