ABOUT THE WILLINGBORO POLICE K-9 ASSOCIATION
There is no doubt that there is no greater game changer at a police incident than a trained police K-9. Police K-9's are phenomenal locating tools used to find everything from missing children/seniors to finding criminals hiding in buildings, finding criminals that have fled crime scenes, and even finding evidence. Their highly attuned sense of smell is a also valuable asset in finding the illegal narcotics that harm our communities. In addition to that, just the presence of a police K-9 can prevent a suspect from fleeing or fighting, thus bringing an incident to safe conclusion for everyone involved.
Over the years, the costs associated with police K-9 units have gone up while government budgets have become more streamlined. The greatest financial burden is the purchasing of new dogs to replace retiring dogs. This is one of the main reasons why the Willingboro Police K-9 Association was created; to help offset some of those costs.
Formed in December 2015, the Willingboro Police K-9 Association is a registered 501c(3) non-profit organization. The mission of the K-9 Association is to positively promote the use of police service dogs to the public, as well as serving as fundraising entity to offset the costs of replacing retired dogs and/or offset the costs of equipment and training for the dogs and K-9 handlers of the Willingboro Police Department.
All donations made to the Willingboro Police K-9 Association are tax-deductible and all of the funds raised go directly to the needs of the dogs and the K-9 Unit.
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