Video: Suffolk County Police Canine Section training

The Suffolk County Police Department Canine Section held a training session Wednesday at police headquarters in Yaphank to demonstrate how police dogs assist officers during investigations.

The demonstration follows the Canine Section’s success in cadaver detection during the ongoing Gilgo Beach homicide investigation along Ocean Parkway.

Canine Officer John Mallia and his dog Blue have found five sets of human remains, police officials said, and Canine Officer Diane Day and her dog Knight have located two sets of human remains during a cadaver search of the area.

New Riverhead police dog Rocky is currently training in Yaphank with Officer John Morris.

Rocky, 13 months old, joined the force last week.

All Canine Section dogs are male German Shepherd dogs that are imported from Europe and are trained in detecting narcotics, explosives and human remains, officials said.

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JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Suffolk Police officers train the dogs from the Canine Section at headquarters in Yahank.