Kannapolis Police welcomes new K-9 officer Kaiyo

His name means “ocean” in Japanese.
The German Shepherd is settling into his home with Officer Jason West.
Published: Dec. 30, 2022 at 9:38 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 5, 2023 at 10:01 AM EST
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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (WBTV) – The Kannapolis Police Department has a new officer ready to serve the community in 2023.

Kaiyo is the department’s new K-9 officer. His name means “ocean” in Japanese, a news release stated.

The German Shepherd is settling into his home with Officer Jason West, department officials said. The two are busy training and learning how to be a K-9 team.

According to the department, Kaiyo is a year old and when not working he loves bully stick treats and zooming around his yard.