Ansonia Police Department Has a New Police Dog

Kane is the newest member of the Ansonia Police Department.

The department announced the addition of the 1-and-a-half year old German Shepard on Thursday.

On May 25, he begins a 12-week training program and he will be crossed trained in handler protection and narcotics detection, police said.

The department purchased the German Shepard Dog from Dietrick Nuehmar of Derby.

Officer Paul Smith, who has been with the department since March 2003, will be Kane’s handler.

“We are pleased to add Kane to the police force and expect to be able to use him for tracking purposes and narcotics investigations in after he has completed his training,” a statement from the department says.

Kane will be on patrol duties in the late summer.

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