GLOUCESTER COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES NEW EXPLOSIVE DETECTION K-9
(Woodbury, NJ) – Gloucester County Sheriff Carmel Morina announced today that Sheriff’s Officer Tony DeCicco and his K-9 Nomad have successfully completed the New Jersey State Police Explosive Detection School and are now available to all municipalities at no cost. The Sheriff stated “as a Sheriff’s Department, our goal is to be a resource for all local police departments”. K-9 Nomad and his Handler S//O Tony DeCicco can be requested through County Communications at (856) 863-5836 or the Sheriff’s Department Transportation Unit Sergeant at (856) 384-4670.
K-9 Nomad has been trained to detect 20-plus types of explosives along with firearms and ammunition. K-9 Nomad and his handler will attend Patrol Training in January of 2008 and will be able to offer that service upon graduation in early May of 2008. K-9 Nomad will still be available to the county while attending Patrol School.
“Gloucester County received a Homeland Security Grant that funded the purchase of the K-9 dog Nomad, and his training and supplies” said Freeholder Director Sweeney. “The county is pleased to be able to offer another service to the towns, Rowan, GCCC and other schools throughout the county at no cost. This Sheriff’s K-9 unit it is another great example of how regionalized services work,” Sweeney said.
Freeholder Frank DiMarco said that the County is excited in welcoming K-9 Nomad into the Sheriff’s Department family and to be able to provide this service. DiMarco is the Liaison to the Sheriff’s Department.
“One of Sheriff Morina’s goals coming into office last year was to provide more services to local police departments,” said Freeholder DiMarco. “By providing this asset to our local governments he is helping provide an important public safety service and that saves local police departments’ money and manpower. That is what Gloucester County is about,” said DiMarco.