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New Brunswick Kennel Club Awards Sheriff

In 2016, the American Kennel Club started the Canine Officer Program.  This program shines the spotlight on dogs who serve and protect the American public.  These dogs have a unique skill set, temperament, and intelligence.

Dogs are nominated for the AKC Canine Officers Program by an all-breed club or a specific breed club.  The selected dogs are awarded a “Certificate of Appreciation” in a club presentation ceremony and are featured on the AKC website (

On Friday, March 23rd, the New Brunswick Kennel Club presented a “Certificate of Appreciation” to K-9 Officer Zander and his partner Detective Corporal Frank Perez of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office.  K-9 Zander was nominated for his service to the community by helping locate and arrest a suspicious person possibly involved in a burglary.

New Brunswick Kennel Club Awards K9 Officers Eric and Django

Also nominated by the NBKC was K-9 Officer Django and his partner Detective Eric Hanna.  They also are with the Morris County Sheriff’s Office.  Unfortunately, they were not available to be at the presentation.  K-9 Zander and his partner accepted the certificate on their behalf.  K-9 Django helped to locate and arrest suspects in an armed robbery and unlawful possession case.