The Upper Merion Township Police Department is raising funds to purchase a new addition to their K-9 Unit. Police K-9 Units are an integral part of law enforcement, which help make the community safer. The K-9’s keen sense of smell makes them very effective in searching for a variety of explosive materials in various places throughout the community. The dogs’ detection skills can also assist the department in locating missing people and assist in apprehending suspects. Police K-9s fill an important role in our police force’s daily work of building and maintaining strong community relations.
K-9s Assist Police Officers in Many Ways:
- Track suspects and missing persons, perform area searches to locate suspects
- Extensively trained in conducting explosive detection
- Detect hidden firearms, expended casings, and other evidence
- Assist in locating lost or missing persons/officers
- Perform valuable educational demonstrations and programs
When the K-9’s workday is over, the dog goes home to be with their family. We believe that is best for the dog to keep them happy and healthy!
We Need Your Help!
The cost of outfitting a K-9 team is significant and ongoing. To offset costs, the Upper Merion Police Department has partnered with the Hometown Foundation, Inc. to raise funds for new K-9 Officers. 100% of funds will be used for the K-9 Program – covering the cost to purchase the K-9s, as well as to help the department secure the vital safety K-9 equipment and training that is required for the longevity of the program.
Become a Sponsor
See the benefits of becoming an Upper Merion Police Department K-9 Program Sponsor: