K-9 Diesel - Explosives Detection & Tracking
Active Duty: June 1, 2014 - present
Officer Bauer and K-9 Diesel have been partners since 2014. They are trained in patrol and explosive detection. They attended both NJSP and Union County Sheriff’s Office for their K-9 training.
K-9 Apex - Narcotics Detection
Active Duty: December 19, 2014 - present
Officer Daneker and K-9 Apex have been a Cerited Canine team since 2014. Apex has been trained along with Officer Daneker to sniff and locate the presence of narcotics (and narcotics scented U.S. currency).
K-9 Apex has assisted numerous local, county, state and federal agencies in the war on drugs.
K-9 Apex wants you to know that drugs are very dangerous and if anyone asks you to do drugs you have to SAY NO, WALK AWAY & TELL AN ADULT!
K-9 Billy - Accelerant Detection
Active Duty: July 1, 2016 - present
K-9 Billy was donated by K-9 Soldiers, Inc., operated by J.T. Gabriel in Frenchtown. Billy was named in honor of Billy Manzio, who served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam War veteran. Billy is the county's first arson K-9, making Somerset County one of the few in New Jersey to have one.
Officer Bauer and K-9 Billy have been partners since 2016, certified in accelerant detection, which includes testing his ability to detect up to 10 different odors and seek them out. Billy is used to look for accelerants in suspicious fires. Intimidating at first with his ferocious bark, Billy is a true sweetheart who loves giving hugs and slobbery kisses.
K-9 Basilone - Tracking
Active Duty: May 11, 2017 - present
Basilone is a pure bred German Shepherd that has been specially trained along with Officer Shannon DiNella to assist the Sheriff's Office in article search, area/building search and tracking.
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