The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrival of Enzo, a new police canine who will be working for the department after he graduated from training last week.
McHenry County Sheriff’s Office Canine Enzo, a German Shepherd, graduated from a training program on Friday.
The eight-week canine program was attended by Enzo and his handler, Deputy Travis Bodway.
The team completed over 380 hours of training in the areas of obedience, building searches, area searches, article searches and tracking.
They also completed training in narcotics detection, obstacle course training and handler protection.
The program was held at TOPS Kennel in Grayslake where nearly all police canines in the area attend training.
“We are very excited to see what he and Deputy Bodway accomplish in their career together,” the sheriff’s office said.
Enzo is the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office’s fourth canine. All four canines are German Shepherds.
Last November, officials announced Canine Kylo had joined the department after graduating from training.
Kylo was born in Germany on March 25, 2021. He was partnered with McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy John Wisniewski.
“From day one of training, Kylo has proven himself to be a hardworking, strong, and smart dog!” the sheriff’s office said last year.