Second canine another step towards making community safer
Frankfort, Ind. – With the official swearing in of two-year-old Dutch Shepherd Bane at today’s 2:00 p.m. Board of Public Works meeting, the Frankfort Police Department has two K9 officers on patrol, with Bane and his partner Patrol Officer Beau Smith working the road since the last week in April.
Trained in Michigan, Bane is certified for criminal apprehension, drug detection and tracking through the North American Police Work Dog Association.
According to Police Chief Troy Bacon, the department’s two K9s are assigned to different shifts to maximize their usefulness.
“An additional K9 on our force increases our drug enforcement and criminal apprehension capabilities. Having Bane on our team is another step we have implemented to make Frankfort a safer community,” Bacon said.
Bane and his training expenses were funded through the Police Department’s 2016 budget.
K9 Otto joined the police force last fall and works alongside his partner Patrol Officer Evan Hall.
NOTE: A photo of Patrol Officer Beau Smith and K9 Bane is attached to this news release.