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K9-01 – ‘NERA’

Name: Nera

Age: 2 Years Old

Gender: Female

Breed: German Shepherd

K-9 ‘Nera’ was purchased in February 2017 from Mid-Michigan Kennels. K-9 ‘Nera’ is a 2 year old, female, German Shepherd Dog who is handled by Deputy Alex Ehlers. K-9 ‘Nera’ was born in Poland and flown to the United States where she was trained. K-9 ‘Nera’ is a single purpose canine trained in narcotics detection.

Deputy Ehlers and K-9 ‘Nera’ completed a 4 week basic handler’s course at Mid-Michigan Kennels and were certified as a single purpose K-9 Team through DLE. Deputy Ehlers and K-9 ‘Nera’ will be certifying through the United States Police Canine Association early 2018.

K-9 ‘Nera’ loves to chew on EVERYTHING and hates when cars drive by her!

Deputy Ehlers and K-9 ‘Nera’



Nera looking into the camera Nera sleeping in her kennel


The members of the Ida County Sheriff’s Office strive to provide the highest level of service possible to the residents and business owners of Ida County. It is our belief that the K-9 Unit gives the sheriff’s office another valuable tool in our arsenal to fight, prevent, and solve crimes.

If you would like to make a monetary tax deductible contribution, to assist with the cost of operating the Ida County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, send your check to the Ida County Sheriff’s Office made payable to the Ida County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Fundraiser. If you have any further questions or comments about the K-9 Unit or if you would like to schedule a K-9 Demonstration, please do not hesitate to contact Sheriff Wade Harriman.