.

First Church Preschoolers Get Inside Look at Police K-9 Unit

The Greenwich Police Department's K-9 unit visited the Old Greenwich school.

Greenwich Police Officer Mike Macchia and his partner, Tyro. Contributed photo.
Greenwich Police Officer Mike Macchia and his partner, Tyro. Contributed photo.

Greenwich Police Officer Mike Macchia and his partner, Tyro, of the department's K-9 Unit visited the First Congregational Church Preschool Monday as part of the preschool's month-long focus on pets.

Macchia answered questions from the students — ages 3 to 5 about the duo's police work. The visit was coordinated by teacher Barbara Andersen.

Macchia and K-9 Tyro became the department's fourth K-9 team in Greenwich in 2007. Tyro, a German Shepherd from Czechoslovakia, is certified in patrol procedures by the Connecticut State Police and the United States Police Canine Association. In 2008, Tyro also was trained and certified in narcotics detection by the Connecticut State Police.


Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »