Yarmouth Police welcome new K-9 Unit to the department

YARMOUTH – The Yarmouth Police Department has welcomed Nero—a 16-month-old fully trained and certified Patrol Dog—to the Yarmouth Police Department K9 Unit.

Nero is a male Belgian Malinois that has recently completed 640 hours of specialized training in the past 16 weeks and is partnered with Yarmouth Police Department K9 Patrol Officer Sean Gannon .

Nero is the son of a retired and specially trained United States Armed Forces dog and was donated to the Yarmouth Police Department at no cost by Kenneth Ballinger the President and CEO of Alpha Canis Advanced K9 Training and Care of South Weymouth.

Nero was certified by the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department K9 Academy with special support and training by members of the Massachusetts Department of Correction and the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office.

Nero is certified in:

  • Tracking
  • Building and Area Searches
  • Criminal Apprehension
  • Evidence Recovery
  • Crowd Control
  • Handler Protection



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