The first ever graduation class will be held for the Bloodhound Academy in Cape May County. This Bloodhound Academy was conducted by the Cape May County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with the National Police Bloodhound Association and the Cape May County Police Academy. Curriculum included basic man trailing, scent articles, trail work, report writing, criminal laws, first aid for K-9’s, mental illness awareness, critical incident stress management, SWAT / tactical training and trailing and K-9 deployment. Lead instructors for the program were Sheriff’s Officer Russell Norcross and Roger Titus, Training Coordinator with the National Police Bloodhound Association. Six officers took this training, including two from Cape May County.