Two Cape May County Sheriff’s Officers have graduated from the New Jersey State Police K-9 Avademy. Sheriff Gary Schaffer announced that Officers Beth Perednas and Nolan Harris graduated on July 8. Officer Beth Perednas and her partner “Jax” completed both the eighteen-week patrol dog training class and the twelve-week narcotic scent detection class. Officer Nolan Harris and his partner “Axel” completed the fourteen-week explosive detection class and are scheduled to attend the patrol dog class. Both K-9 dogs are Belgian Malinois.
Last year, the Sheriff’s K-9 Unit received 888 hours of mandatory K-9 certification training, an additional 223 hours of non K-9 related law enforcement officer training and responded to 309 direct calls for service last year. Additionally, the K-9 Unit routinely supplements local police forces as requested.