Police expands canine force

DOWNEY – The Downey Police Department has expanded its canine program with the addition of a new canine handler, Cpl. Ed Hano, and his police service dog, Dani. Dani is a 3-year-old female Dutch Shepherd who was hand-selected by Downey Police after testing several other dogs.

Cpl. Hano has been a police officer in Downey since 2002. He has worked in field operations as a police officer and a field training officer, and worked in the detective bureau as a narcotics detective.

Cpl. Hano has received awards for his enforcement efforts in the recovery of stolen vehicles and arresting vehicle theft suspects.

Cpl. Hano and Dani recently completed six weeks of suspect apprehension training and soon will attend an additional five weeks of training in narcotics detection.




Published: Aug. 21, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 19