In June of 2016, the Glens Falls Police Department re-established a police K9 unit after a 20 year absence. The handlers assigned to the K9’s are Police Officer Chris Perilli and Sergeant Jarred Smith. K9 Phlash is a black Labrador retriever and was previously assigned to the Warren County Jail before his handler, Chris Perilli, was hired as a police officer for the city of Glens Falls. K9 Neeko was donated to the Glens Falls Police Department by the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office after his handler was promoted. K9 Neeko is a german shepherd and is currently assigned to Sergeant Jarred Smith. Our department is very fortunate to have been able to re-start our K9 program and would like to thank the community for supporting this endeavor. Many people have donated their time and money to provide the officers and k9’s with the necessary equipment to keep them all safe on the streets while performing their duties. We would like to extend a special thank you to Jenn Howse of 11th Hour Canine Rescue and Protect and Vest NYK9’s for all your help along the way.
The GF K9’s and their handlers have attended numerous events throughout the city of Glens Falls. They have given demonstrations, attended public relation events, and worked with the Glens Falls School District. Please send us an email if you are interested in more information about the Glens Falls Police K9 Unit.