The NCPD introduced Zira, a 3 ½ year old German Shepherd, as its latest “hire.” She’ll team with Officer Mike McFadden to chase down the bad guys and keep the streets safe.
Zira, the department’s second K-9 recruit, comes to New Canaan from the Czech Republic. She’s the fourth female dog on the job statewide with a local police force. The others work in Monroe, West Hartford and Westport.
McFadden said Zira is focused on police work and not easily distracted like some male dogs he’s seen. “She’s not sedentary like house dogs,” he said. “She wants to get out and do things.”