Norfolk Police bring back the K-9 unit

NORFOLK, Neb. (KCAU) – The Norfolk Police Division has introduced their brand new cop, K-9 Kane.

Kane is a Malinois from the Netherlands with basic police training from his home country, as stated in the press release. He is associated with Officer Fryer, who had expressed interest in the multi-year mission. The release says Fryer was chosen for his commitment to maintaining consistency and competence.

According to the statement, Norfolk Police’s newest K-9 retired in December 2019 and was relocated to a military veteran out of state. Due to COVID-19, they were unable to fill the vacant K-9 position.

The statement said the community donated to help with the cost of buying Kane, including Lou’s Thrift-Way Market, Renegade Western Store, A to Z Vac N Sew, Ron KcKeever, Norfolk Noon Rotary Club and many more. citizens of Norfolk.

Norfolk Police expressed their gratitude for helping them recover Kane on short notice, the statement said.

Kane and Officer Fryer trained together at the Nebraska State Patrol K-9 Training Center in Grand Island, Neb. After 14 weeks of training, they were certified in drug detection, evidence recovery, follow-up, apprehension of suspects and protection of manipulators. They entered service on December 13 upon returning from their completed training.

The statement said the Norfolk Police Division is impressed with Kane’s disposition and capabilities and is delighted that the program is back up and running. They plan to make his services available to other law enforcement agencies in the region if they need them.

The division also reminded that anyone meeting Kane and Officer Fryer should not approach them without supervision and approval. Kane is not a pet but a working police dog, as the release states.