Canine (K-9) Division
Currently, the Torrington Police Department has three K-9 teams (pictured above from left):
Officer Justin Deloy and Titus
- Officer Justin Deloy has been a Torrington Police Officer for 18 years, having joined the TPD in May of 1999. Officer Deloy and his new K-9 "Titus" became a team in May of 2015, completing their K-9 Academy training at the Connecticut State Police Canine Academy. They are currently assigned to the dayshift.
Officer Jason Cooling and his K-9 Remington
- Officer Jason Cooling began his career with the Torrington Police Department in February of 2008. In January of 2013, he was chosen to be a canine handler and assigned his partner, Remington also known as "Remi." The team successfully completed their time at the Connecticut State Police Canine Academy and are currently assigned to the evening shift
Officer Richard Loucks and his K-9 Pharoh
- Officer Richard Loucks began working as a Torrington Police Officer in January of 2013. Officer Loucks was assigned his partner, Pharoh, in March of 2016, and the team has been assigned to the midnight shift since completing the Connecticut State Police Canine Academy.
Each officer works within the Patrol Division and are routinely seen on patrol throughout the city. Each K-9 assists their respective handler in the apprehension of suspects, locating missing/wanted persons, evidence recovery, and building clearings.
Titus and Remi are also cross trained in narcotics identification and often assist in drug investigations (detection). Both K-9 teams are also members of the TPD Special Response Team (SRT).
All three teams have participated in demonstrations for PAL and DARE events, cub scout groups, girl scout groups, elementary schools, high schools, colleges and civic organizations.