On March 30, 2017 the Brockport Police Department officially introduced their first K-9 officer (to be) to the media:
What's his name? The fifteen month old purebred German Shepherd, who was purchased from Shallow Creek Kennels in Pennsylvania, is currently nameless (albeit a temporary name from the kennels that will not be used). The Brockport Police Department would like the community to help name him. If you have a name idea visit the Brockport Police Department's Facebook page to share it.
When will he become an officer? The shepherd will begin the Rochester Police Department's K-9 academy on April 3, 2017 with his handler Brockport Police Officer Josh Sime. The academy is twelve weeks. After he graduates he will be introduced to the community.
What will he do on the force? He will be trained in narcotics and tracking. He will also be a public face and presence for the department who will visit schools and community events.
Who paid for the K-9? The K-9 was purchased with a $11,000 donation from Wegmans Food Markets and a donation from Milk Bone. Dr. Carolyn Orr, owner of the Animal Clinic of East Avenue in Brockport, will generously provide all of the K-9's care and food at no cost to the village of Brockport.
A Brockport High School freshman is a member of the winning team of the 40th Annual Science Congress competition held at St. John Fisher College on March 19, 2017.
The Science Congress, a program sponsored by the Central Western Section of the Science Teachers Association of New York State, is a showcase for student research projects that was developed as a means of stimulating interest and proficiency in science and related fields. The competition featured students in grades 6-12 from nine different counties.
Brockport freshman Laine Ramsay partnered with Brighton High School freshman Aelis Spiller to conduct research under the supervision of Dr. Rey Sia, professor and chair at The College at Brockport.
The students spent weeks studying how different sugars turn off genes involved in metabolism, then presented their findings and defended their conclusions to a panel of judges. The teams were judged based on their understanding, research methods and ability to communicate.
Laine and Aelis' hard work paid off as they won highest honors, first place overall in the senior high division, cash prizes and an Air Force award for an outstanding project. Laine also received a St. John Fisher scholarship for a summer class of her choice.
Additionally, the students were invited to the NYS Science Congress in Buffalo on June 3 and the International Genius Olympiad in Oswego June 12-17.