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Village Improvement Association donates to Central Bucks K-9 Unit


The Village Improvement Association of Doylestown’s Community Response Committee issued a grant to the Central Bucks Regional Police K-9 Unit in the amount of $2,770.

The K-9 Unit’s new dog, Baron, a Dutch shepherd, is a single-purpose narcotics police service dog. Baron attended a three-month-long intensive training program, and he will assist officers in locating drugs in vehicle and building searches. Baron will perform regular drug checks in local middle and high schools.

In addition, he will be trained in general criminal apprehension, tracking, and locating missing persons. The grant covers the costs for training supplies and uniforms for scent training. Some of the specific items include specialty collars, white cotton towels for scent exercises, handler uniforms, incentive training food, and a first aid kit.

The VIA hopes that a K-9 narcotics dog will reduce the amount of available illegal drugs in the community through search and seizure procedures and addresses the issue of the growing opioid crisis.

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