K9 Onyx became a member of the Warren Twp. Police Department in August 2013. K9 Onyx is a German Shepherd, who attended the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office K9 Academy Patrol School from September 2013 to January 2014, and Bergen County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics School from February 2014 to April 2014, completing over 1,080 hours of training.
K9 Onyx is assigned to Officer Bryan Horst who has been employed with the Warren Township Police Department since 2003 and is the department’s first K9 handler. Officer Horst and K9 Onyx respond to numerous calls for service within Warren Township and throughout Somerset County assisting with suspect/missing person searches, narcotics investigations, and article searches.
K9 Onyx was purchased by the Warren Township Honorary P.B.A. from Birkenhof Kennels of Derby, Connecticut.