Joseph Solomon, Chief of Police
Quinn Public Safety Building
90 Hampshire St.
Methuen, MA 01844
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Methuen Police K-9 “Kilo” Joins the Ranks After 15-Week Academy
METHUEN — Chief Joseph Solomon is pleased to announce that Methuen Police Department’s K-9 “Kilo” and his handler, Officer Christine Nicolosi, have completed a 15-week training program at the Boston Police Academy.
“We are proud of our K-9 Unit here in Methuen and are especially proud of Kilo and Officer Nicolosi for their graduation from the academy,” Chief Solomon said. “Moving forward, we are eager to continue to watch Kilo develop his skills and help us keep our community safe.”
The Academy covers several important topics including tracking, building searches, obedience, agility, apprehension of suspects, protection of the handler and area searches.
Although K-9 Kilo will only be 2 years old this year, the German Shepherd has already been instrumental in many investigations since his first day on the job. Kilo was able to track a suspect who fled after a police pursuit and on a separate occasion, tracked a suspect who was involved in an armed home invasion.
After he gains more experience, Kilo will attend a narcotics training which will certify him in drug detection.
“Kilo has proven to be a valuable resource to our department and a terrific partner so far,” Officer Nicolosi said. “I am looking forward to continuing to work with him and bring him out into the community.”
Officer Nicolosi has eight years experience as a K-9 handler and is an animal lover. Kilo is Officer Nicolosi’s second K-9 with the Methuen Police Department.