Tuesday, May 26, 2015

New police dog, Kane, joins Ansonia police force

By Jean Falbo-Sosnovich
Register Correspondent

ANSONIA >> The Ansonia Police Department has a furry new crimefighter on the force who’s going to help the city take a bite out of crime.

Kane, a one-year-old, black and tan German shepherd, is set to begin an extensive 12 week-training program, along with his handler, Officer Paul Smith.

Kane was purchased for $10,000 from a Derby resident, usin drug and property seizure funds, according to Lt. Andrew Cota, who said that includes all costs associated with training and supplies.

Police Chief Kevin Hale said Smith was selected to serve as Kane’s handler by a committee. The committee conducted in-house interviews and home visits with officers who applied, before selecting Smith as the best person for the job.

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