The Burlington Police K-9 Unit is operated by K-9 Officer Joseph Papsedero and K-9 Remi. The K-9 Unit's main purpose is to assist in the general duties of patrol officers. Handlers and their K-9 partners go through vast specialized trainings to both fulfil the duties of patrol officers and specialized duties of the K-9 Unit.
K-9 Remi and K-9 Officer Papsedero in NEMLEC training
Officer Papsedero has handled three other K-9's before their retirement from the department. K-9 Alex, K-9 Havoc, and K-9 Argo served the town valiantly and there service is greatly appreciated.
Retired K-9s Argo (left) and Havoc (right) enjoying their retirement
K-9 Alex served the town of Burlington with Officer Papsedero from August 2005 to his unfortunate passing on December 23, 2009.