Canine Officer Nick Mavrakis along with his canine partner Ares receive several hundred hours of training each year in order to maintain peak proficiency in obedience, handler protection, and narcotics detection. Some of the Canine Unit's goals include searching for and apprehending criminal suspects, searching for criminal suspects and furthering community interaction.
Ares Ramos Vom Poppenberg
Ares Ramos Vom Poppenberg has been with the Newark Police Department since graduating from the K-9 Academy in November 2011. Ares was born in Germany on April 26, 2010 and works in the Patrol Division with his partner, Officer Nick Mavrakis. Ares enjoys protecting the citizens of Newark.
Canine Ares says: "Make your parents proud, do the right thing, and pay attention in school, it makes life much easier later!"