Sheriff's Department K-9 Unit
Deputy Manfred, age 2, originally from Jussen, Germany. He now lives with his partner, Deputy Ron Kominski and family. The team successfully completed a six-week training program at the end of June. He has already conducted several successful narcotics searches. They were sworn in by Sheriff Mark Steelman on July 18, 2019.
The Wayne County District Attorney used money from the DA’s Forfeiture Fund, which consists of assets seized from drug dealers by the Wayne County Drug Task Force, to obtain and train Deputy Manfred. During the training program, he and Deputy Ron Kominski earned certifications from the American Police Canine Association, the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy and the National Association of Professional Canine Handlers.
Robinson said these certifications allow the team to be recognized in the courts of Pennsylvania. In particular, Manfred has been trained to detect narcotics, track lost, missing and fleeing subjects, search buildings or outdoor areas, search evidence and articles and apprehend suspects.
New Manfred Design Features on T-shirts, Sweatshirts
HONESDALE – Wayne County Sheriff’s Department offers a variety of T-shirts and sweatshirts as part of ongoing fundraising to support K-9 Deputy Manfred, who was sworn in last July.
The Sheriff’s Department worked with Platform Industries to produce new images for a wider variety of clothing for both children and adults. There are two front (pocket-size) images to choose from and a new Manfred design on the back.
You can choose short and long sleeve T-shirts and a pullover hooded sweatshirt for children and adults. A new ladies short sleeve T-shirt and cadet collar, partial zip sweatshirt for adults.
To place an order, visit the online shop by Saturday, Feb. 1. Platform Industries expects to ship the orders by Feb. 17.
Questions can be directed to Ryan Lane at Platform Industries at 570-499-3902.