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Berks County Sheriff's Department

K9 Division

 BCSD K9 Division Fundraiser 
at the
 Reading Royals - 12/13/13 and 3/8/14

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Deputy Scott Henry and Deputy Storm

 Scott M. Henry has lived in Berks County his entire life.  A 1988 graduate from Governor Mifflin High School, Scott obtained an associate’s degree in architectural design and drafting from Berks Technical Institute in 1990.  Some of Scott’s design work can be found in and around Berks County, in New York and in New Jersey.  Local examples of Scott’s work include helping with the design and layout of the entire GoggleWorks Art Building, including the theater, glass blowing studio, and floor plans for the numerous artists’ studios; he also helped design the recently-completed GoggleWorks Apartment Building at 2nd and Washington Streets and was Project Manager for the new G.L. Public Services Building located at 3rd and Washington. Outside of Berks County, Scott was part of the revitalization project team that re-designed the building exterior where the infamous Howard Stern radio show is broadcast in New York, and he was a key designer in the exterior of The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

After 18 years in the architectural field, Scott designed a new path for himself when he became a Deputy Sheriff for Berks County.  He attended the Pennsylvania Sheriff’s Academy at Penn State University, was voted president of his class, and graduated in the fall of 2011.  After a short stint working in the patrol division for the Berks County Sheriff’s Department, Scott was chosen as the newest member of the K-9 Division.  He and his K-9 partner, Storm, a 2 ½ year old German Shepherd, graduated from the Al Gills Von Der Haus K-9 Academy in Wapakaneta, Ohio in the spring of 2012 and are now a part of the Berks County Sheriff Department’s Explosives/Patrol Team.  Scott will soon be sworn into and become a member of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

   

     

Deputy Troy Wolf and Deputy Rokk    

Troy graduated from Upper Perkiomen High School and the Montgomery County Police Academy. He has worked for the Penn Ridge Regional Police Department and the Brecknock Township Police Department.  In January of this year he and his K-9 partner Rokk  graduated from the Al Gills Von Der Haus K-9 Acacdemy in Wapakaneta Ohio. He is currently working for the Berks County Sheriff’s Department. He is sworn in as a U.S Marshal Task Force Officer and also assists in serving warrants  with the Warrant Division of Berks County. He has been with Berks County Sheriff’s Department going on 8 years.

 

     

 

Deputy Perry Taglienti and Deputy Blitz

Perry Taglienti is a 1999 graduate from Lancaster High School in the Buffalo, NY area. He studied Criminal Justice at Buffalo State College and University at Buffalo where he excelled as a college football athlete. In 2004 he attended the NFL Football Combine and played in the European Football League. Perry finished his career with two seasons for the Reading Express Indoor football team. While here in Reading, he met his wife of four years. Perry has prior Law Enforcement experience through the Pennsylvania State Police and was hired by the Berks County Sheriff‘s Department in 2010. He graduated from the Deputy Sheriff‘s Academy at Penn State where he earned the Defensive Tactics and Best Overall Student awards. He is currently a K-9 Handler with the Sheriff’s Department and part of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. His new K-9 partner, Blitz, is a two year old German Shepherd who specializes in narcotics detection and patrol.

  

Deputy Alicia Angstadt and Deputy Roxy


Deputy Alicia Angstadt graduated from Oley Valley High School in 2005.  She obtained a bachelor's degree in criminal justice in 2009 from Alvernia University.  While at Alvernia, she was an active member of the Criminal Justice Association and Alpha Phi Sigma, which is the natinal honor society for Criminal Justice majors.  She graduated from the Reading Police Academy in 2008 while attending college.  Deputy Angstadt has been a deputy with the Berks County Sheriff's Department since graduating from college.  She spent time working in court, warrants, and patrol divisions.  Early is 2013, she was selected to become the newest member of the Berks County Sheriff's Department K-9 Division.  She and her K-9 partner, Roxy, were teamed together during training at Tejas Elite Canine in San Marcos, Texas.  K-9 Roxy is a two-year-old yellow lab who is certified in special scent detection.  This female duo will be working closely with numerous correctional facilities.




Deputy Melissa Seidel and Deputy Knight

Deputy Melissa Seidel is a 2006 graduate of Daniel Boone High School where she excelled in softball, basketball, field hockey and was named All Berks County in softball in 2006.  She graduated from the Reading Police Academy in 2007.  After spending a short time as an Assistant Program Manager at the Birdsboro Community Memorial Center, Melissa became a Deputy with the Berks County Sheriff's Department in 2009 where she worked in the Central Booking Division until selected by the Department to become a K-9 handler.  She was paired with her K-9 partner, Knight, in January, 2013 and completed training at Castle's K-9 in Mechanicsburg, Penna. in March.  Knight is a two-year-old German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix from Slovakia trained in explosives detection and patrol.  Deputy Seidel will be sworn in as a member of the U.S. Marshall Task Force in the near future.

 

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