Easthampton police dog ready for patrol duties

Gino is from the Czech Republic

K9 Gino Photo courtesy Josh Stanley, Public Safety Multimedia

EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – One of Easthampton’s newest officers is now certified to go on patrol in the city.

Easthampton police introduced their new police dog, K9 Gino, to followers on their Facebook page Monday. Gino and his handler have recently attained patrol certification through the North American Police Work Dog Association.

Meet Gino, Easthampton PD’s newest officer

The police department says the addition of K9 Gino was made possible through a Stanton Foundation Grant out of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Easthampton Animal Hospital and Fur’s A Flyin’ were also recognized by the police department for their support of the K9 program and Gino.

Photo courtesy Easthampton Police Department

Gino is a 17-month-old Belgian Malnois from the Czech Republic.