State Police bloodhound to be based in Livingston

Troop K announce the appointment of Trooper Justin M. Bell to the position of Bloodhound Handler

NEW YORK STATE POLICE 

Major Richard L. Mazzone

Troop K Commander

PRESS RELEASE

Livingston, New York – On April 10, 2019, the New York State Police in Troop K announce the appointment of Trooper Justin M. Bell to the position of Bloodhound Handler, who will be stationed at SP Livingston in Columbia County.

Trooper Bell and his partner Tilly graduated from eight weeks of specialized training in Cooperstown, NY. 

The State Police have been using bloodhounds since the 1930s. The bloodhounds specialize in the tracking of people, including missing persons.

Trooper Bell has been a member of the State Police since 2014, and has been stationed in both Troops F and K. 

His partner Tilly turns 1-year-old this month, and they both look forward to continuing the tradition of serving the Hudson Valley.

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