Frederick gets new police K-9 unit

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Officer Andy Fairbanks and newly certified Police K-9 Buran pose for a photo with their patrol car (Photo: Frederick Police Department).

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FEDERICK, Colo. — Frederick police introduced the newest four-legged member of their police force Monday.

Buran, a police dog who has been trained in narcotics detection and patrol work, will be officially introduced to the Board of Trustees Tuesday night.

His handler, Office Andy Fairbanks, and Duran recently completed 500 hours of training in order to work in the dual role.

“We are proud to have Andy and Buran as a part of our team,” said Frederick Chief of Police Gary Barbour. “The residents of Frederick should feel confident knowing professional officers such as Andy are using their skills in keeping the community safe.”

K-9 Buran takes on his target during suspect apprehension training.
K-9 Buran takes on his target during suspect apprehension training. (Photo: Frederick Police Department)

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