LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- Zane has officially joined the Lewisboro Police Department.
Thanks to more than 200 donors, Zane will begin training in the next two weeks with his handler, Andrew Llewellyn. He is currently walking around town, greeting residents, according to the police department's Facebook page.
The GoFundMe campaign started by Llewellyn has raised more than $12,000 since May 2016. Llewellyn said having a police dog increases officer safety, helps solve crime more effectively, discourages criminal activity and adds tracking abilities to locate missing and endangered people in a timely matter.
"The addition of a K9 Unit to The Lewisboro Police Department will broaden our capabilities of service to make the Town of Lewisboro a safer community," Llewellyn said on the GoFundMe page. "A K9 also serves as ambassador to strengthen public relations between the community and local law enforcement."
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