K9 Unit

K-9 Officer

Ofc. Ian Kosky  / Ikosky@naugatuckpd.org


In October 2010, the Naugatuck Police Department purchased a Male German Shepherd with money seized from asset forfeiture for the purpose of developing a Patrol K9 Team.

K9 Vane, a male German Shepherd, breed from Czech, approximately 65 pounds is teamed up with Patrolmen Ian Kosky. As a K9 Team they attend an intense 16 week, Patrol K9 Course, at the Connecticut State Police K9 Academy, where they worked as a team to become thoroughly trained in Man Tracking/Trailing, Evidence Recovery, Building Searches, Area Searches, Crowd Control, Handler Protection, and Criminal Apprehension.

Since graduating the K9 Academy, the two undergo training once a month and are required to recertify every year to NESPAC Certification Standards.

Officer Kosky and Vane, the German Shepherd.