Middletown Police Department K-9 Fund

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They had us at WOOF!

Did you know some of the hardest working, most efficient, and most cost-effective officers on the beat are “man’s best friends”? A Police K-9 performs 97% of its work with its mere presence, and the tasks they perform are often overlooked.

Middletown Police Department (MPD) K9s are on patrol every day and are routinely called upon for a variety of tasks and services, including building searches, apprehending fleeing criminals, locating missing persons, evidence recovery, narcotics detection, crowd control, and public relations/education by conducting demonstrations throughout the community. All of this means the K-9 unit needs to perform at its best and needs the equipment to keep them safe and prepared for any call for aid. The unit also must go through extensive training – and retraining and certification – during the man & dog partnership.

The Middletown Police Department K-9 Unit has joined forces with the Community Foundation of Middlesex County to make sure that the vital services they provide continue and that resources are available to help them say “mission accomplished.” The Unit has established the Middletown Police Department K-9 Fund which will support training, programs, equipment, and support to ensure Middletown’s K-9 Unit is in top form and ready for any call for service.

The Middletown Police Department K-9 Unit works hand in paw with all of us to promote a safe community. The Middletown Police Department K-9 Fund provides a way for the community to ensure the Unit is able to leverage City funding and expand its services and programs now … and for years to come.