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The Central Bucks Regional Police Foundation is raising funds to provide a grant to the Central Bucks Regional Police Department for the start-up costs of a K-9 Unit. These funds will cover the initial acquisition of a narcotics K-9, training costs, patrol vehicle with specific safety equipment for K-9 transport plus ongoing costs for the start-up year.
As full time officers, the K-9 unit is a force multiplier to the department with their ability to track missing persons and suspects, search and clear buildings, assist other officers and locate narcotics. Search grids that would normally involve numerous officers can be narrowed and completed quickly by a single dog saving the department money, time, and manpower. K-9’s also protect officers through deterrence, as criminals are not comfortable about resisting arrest by a well-trained K-9.
The K-9 and the Handler will attend 6 months of intensive training as they learn to work together in specialty areas such as narcotics detection. The K-9 team will work in the rotation shift and also be available off hours when their services are needed. The K-9 will reside with it’s handler in a residential home and among family members.
The K-9 team is also important for strengthening the relationship between police and community. Community outreach and drug education will be built into the program in order to reach members of the community.
After the initial start-up costs, the ongoing cost is comparatively minimal and will be absorbed by the police department’s normal budgeting process. Unlike many other tools and technology in law enforcement which depreciate over time, the K-9 provides higher return on investment over time.
Please consider donating to this valuable project. Donations are tax-deductible. If you would like to donate, you can either click the “donate” link at the top of the page and process your donation through PayPal, or send a check, made payable to Central Bucks Regional Police Foundation, Inc. to the below address:
CBR Police Foundation
K-9 Unit Fund
57 W. Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
Thank you for your support!