Therapy dog

Patrolman Jeremiah Armstrong is shown here with therapy dog Nova.

MOUNT VERNON – The Mount Vernon Police Department is proud to announce that it has been recognized for its exceptional work in implementing two programs, one focused on specialized training and the other introducing a therapy dog to the community.

The specialized training program, which was implemented three years ago, is designed to help officers by using a scenario-based format that provides practical and realistic situations that can be analyzed and improved upon. Lt. R.A. Young, who manages the program and leads the instruction, began building the program after extensive research and through his continuing education.

Lieutenant R. A. Young

Lieutenant R.A. Young