Deputy Manfred, age 3, 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 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.