Saugerties Police Department
Police K9 Max & Sergeant Rushkoski
R.I.P. K9 Miky
Police K9 Romulus & Officer Culver
The Saugerties Police Department is currently comprised of two canines. K-9 Max is a dual purpose dog, trained in explosive detection and patrol. His handler is Segeant Jeremy Rushkoski. Max is Sergeant Rushkoski's second canine. Max, along with all the equipment necessary was procured through a grant from New York State Department of Homeland Security.
Following the retirement of Sergeant Michael Craft and K-9 Sara, the a replacement canine was purchased and Officer Jennifer Culver was selected to be the new handler. K-9 Romulus and Officer Culver are currently in training for tracking, crowd control, building searches, and narcotics detection. Both Romulus and Culver are expected to graduate from school in May 2019.
The police department and the community continue to benefit from the specialized service that the unit affords in the field of law enforcement.