by Andrew Henderson
The Fulton Police Department has a new member on the force.A four-legged member.
The police department recently welcomed its newest member, “Meki,” a 15-month-old male German Sheppard. “Meki,” who was born in Holland, graduated K-9 training with the Syracuse Police Department May 31 with his handler Officer Jarrett Marino.
“Meki” is currently trained in building searches, tracking, handler protection and suspect apprehension.
“Meki” and Officer Marino will continue their training in the fall when they will attend Detector school. There. “Meki” will receive his certification in narcotics detection. “Meki” is replacing Fulton Police K-9 “Rika,” who just retired after patrolling the streets of Fulton with her handler Sgt. Craig Westbrook since 2005.