Training has started for Peak, the MCSO’s first bloodhound

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has added a new member to its family.

Peak, a K-9 Bloodhound, has begun training with her handler — Deputy Michael Ottley.

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She was introduced to the students at Northside Elementary School Monday morning. The deputies hope the meeting will help Peak gain experience with people of all ages and backgrounds.

“Kids need to understand and like law enforcement, and they need to understand that we’re — especially Peak — are here to help you,” Deputy Michael Ottley said.

“There should be no fear when she comes around. Also, we’re using the kids to help her get socialized so it’s a win-win for both of us.”

As part of her training, Peak must meet 30 people a day from all different ages and backgrounds before she goes out on patrol.

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