At 10:00 a.m. Friday morning, 12 K9 handlers and their dogs graduated from the CSP K9 Academy today after 8 weeks of training. All of the dogs are Labradors from Guiding Eyes in New York. The handlers from State Police are all assigned to the Emergency Services Unit. These troopers and their K9s frequently assist with sweeping venues that host significant events and also respond to bomb threats. Two of the troopers, Tfc. Brian Faughnan (CSP) and Trooper Steve Sicard (MSP), are second time K9 handlers. Officer Morelli retired from the State Police as a K9 handler/unit instructor and continues to use his skills with Mohegan Tribal Police Department.