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K9 Needed for Police Department

February 27, 2013

The Charlottesville Police Foundation is currently raising funds to purchase a new police dog for the Charlottesville Police Department.

A police K9 is primarily used for its superior sense of smell. However, a dog's mere presence during tense encounters with suspects often results in compliance. Many times this can even prevent the use of deadly force and save lives.

The Charlottesville Police Department's K9 Unit performs a valuable service for the department and the community. The city uses cross-trained Patrol/Narcotics dogs to assist the patrol division. These highly trained teams are certified in detecting narcotics, tracking and locating suspects and evidence, apprehending violent criminals, and handler protection.

Click here to make your tax deductible donation towards the purchase of a dog and track our progress toward our goal.

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James Pierce

The Police Department supports the Friday and Saturday Night Boys & Girls Club Teen Program by sending officers to the Cherry Avenue Club from 7 to 11 p.m. for ten weeks during the summer. There is nothing quite like seeing a police officer on a Friday Night in the Club, smiling, shooting hoops, or riding a mechanical bull to humanize all officers for the kids. The Club appreciates its unique partnership with the CPD and CPF.

—James Pierce, Executive Director

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia