Sheriff Announces New Addition To K9 Unit
Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maicol is announcing a new addition to the Sheriff's Office K9 unit.
"Enzo" is an 18-month old German Shepard who comes from Hungary. Maciol says "Enzo" was purchased at a cost of $8,000 and the funds were transferred from a forfeiture account, so no taxpayer funds were used
"Enzo" will begin his introductory K9 training next month. His handler will be Deputy Jason Osika.
Maciol says in anticipation of the possible legalization of marijuana, "Enzo" will be certified to detect various types of drugs, not including marijuana.
The Sheriff’s K9 Unit has two more dogs, K9 "Kal" for Explosives Detection and "Natalie" for Narcotics Detection and Community Relations.
K9 "Enzo" is named in memory of Deputy Sheriff Anthony Calenzo. Calenzo was a member of the Sheriff's Office for over 29 years who died in 2016.