(April 20, 2019)- K9 Bane and K9 Handler Officer Christopher Clapp

K9 Bane

Callsign: K-12

Date of Birth: December 2014

Gender: Male

Breed: American born sable German Shepherd bred from both eastern and western German working lines.

Start Date: Acquired by the City of Cape Coral in 2016 and began his law enforcement career.

Bane is certified yearly by the National Police Canine Association as a dual purpose K9 (drug detection and patrol). He has competed and placed in the top 5 two years in a row at the Gulf Coast Police K9 competition hosted by our agency. Bane is always enthusiastic to head to work but enjoys time off on the family farm.

K9 Handler - Officer Christopher Clapp

Officer since 2001.

K9 Handler since 2002.

Before working with the Cape Coral Police Department, Officer Clapp worked for Collier County Sheriff’s Office as a corrections deputy. Officer Clapp was the SW Florida Corrections Academy Class president. He attended the Southwest Florida LEO crossover academy. He also worked as a direct care counselor with court ordered juvenile offenders with North American Family Institute.

Officer Clapp is a Estero High Grad and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Ithaca College in Sociology / Criminal Justice. He was also part of the 1991 Ithaca College division 3 national football champs. He is married with two children.

Officer Clapp has had the previous K9s; Odin, Dux and Rock.

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