Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $170,000)
The Northern Regional Police Department proposes a Police K9 Program. The purpose is to support the continued existence and enhancement of the Police K9 Program in the four suburban communities of Marshall, Pine, Richland Townships and Bradford Woods Borough in Allegheny County, PA. Project activities include securing a K9 dog, K9/handler training, two specialized K9 patrol units, vehicle upfitting and the necessary support equipment for the program. Expected outcomes include maintaining a K9 officer to support effective community policing and crime prevention, support the tracking and location of missing persons and provide a K9 that is trained in explosives detection. The Northern Regional Police Department is the intended beneficiary of this project.