It's graduation season in Central New York. But it's not just high schools and universities turning out graduates. It's also commencement time for some four-legged students.
Nine dogs, mostly German Shepherds, are now ready to hit the streets to help police catch criminals. The teams come from as far as from Niagara County in the west to Columbia County in the east, to take part in the police dog training program run by the Syracuse Police Department.
The dogs and handlers graduated during a ceremony at Syracuse's Inner Harbor last week.