Currently, the WPD has two nationally certified police working dogs. K9 Kane who is handled by Officer John Simon is a Belgian Malinois and German Shepherd breed. K9 Iko is a purebred German Shepherd from the Netherlands who is handled by Officer Steve Vesco. Both K9s are certified annually through the NAPWDA (North American Police Work Dog Association) and the CPWDA (Connecticut Police Work Dog Association). Officer Vesco and K9 Iko are also certified through the USPCA (United States Police Canine Association). K9 Kane has been working for the WPD since 2005 and K9 Iko has been working since 2008. K9 Kane and K9 Iko have had extensive training in street patrol and narcotic detection. They are trained to apprehend fleeing suspects, recover evidence, find missing people, search buildings and locate illegal narcotics. K9 Kane and Iko can locate marijuana, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, and methamphetamines.
Both K9s live at home with their partners and are part of the family when not on duty.
North Central Emergency Services Team
Youth Service Bureau
Crisis Intervention Team- C.I.T
"The Connecticut CIT program is one component of DMHAS’s ongoing efforts to expand services to people with psychiatric conditions and provide diversion options at every point within the criminal justice system"- http://www.ct.gov/dmhas/cwp/view.asp?a=2905&q=334518
The Windsor Crisis Intervention Team is a group of Windsor Police Officers specially trained to offer assistance to citizens involved in mental health crisis. Diall 911 for emergencies or (960) 688-5273 for all other calls. Some of the trained police department employees include: Sgt. McKee, Sgt. Bernard, Sgt. Spencer, Sgt. Priester, Detective LeGeyt, Detective Blezard, Officer Joseph, Officer Taylor, Officer Bowman, Officer Vesco, Officer Bibeau, SRO Officer Tkacz, Officer Tyrrell, Officer Devin, Officer Tustin, Officer Johnson, Officer Beaudoin, Officer Baboolal, Officer Pena, Dispatcher Bolasevich, and ACO Davis.
The North Central Emergency Services Dive Team consists of law enforcement officers from area towns including Windsor, Windsor Locks, Bloomfield, Farmington, Avon, Simsbury, and Granby. They are tasked with body and evidence recovery in nearby waterways.