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Galloway Police Add Two K-9s to the Force

K-9 Rocky and K-9 Chico will join the force immediately.

Photos provided by the Galloway Township Police Department
Photos provided by the Galloway Township Police Department
The Galloway Township Police Department's two newest officers have graduated from the K-9 Police Acacdemy and will hit the streets immediately, police announced on Saturday.

K-9 Rocky, an 18-month-old German Shepherd, will be handled by his partner, K-9 Officer Scott Winneberger.  

K-9 Chico, an 18-month-old German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix, will be handled by K-9 Officer Hiram Melendez.

Officer Winneberger and Officer Melendez also received their certifications as K-9 Patrol Trainers during this academy. 

Both officers were recognized for their efforts to train not only their own partners, but to also assist with the training of multiple police K-9 teams throughout the area.

K-9 Chico and K-9 Rocky were purchased through a combination of forfeiture funds, which is money seized from criminals investigations, and donations received from members of the community. 

"The Galloway Township Police Department would like to thank all of the members of our community who have contributed donations that make running our K-9 Unit possible," police said in a release issued on Saturday. 

The Galloway Township Police Department once again has four total canines as Chico and Rocky join veteran canines Titan and Zito as part of the K-9 Unit. 

"As the demand for police response and service continues to rise, the Galloway Township Police Department will continue to provide the community with the best possible service," police said. "The addition of our two new canines will help us maintain that high standard."



marquettealum May 25, 2014 at 04:11 PM
"As the demand for police response and service continues to rise, the Galloway Township Police Department will continue to provide the community with the best possible service" Myself and numerous other residents have yet to be convinced. And people wonder why we can't hire more officers. This is a prime example why, priorities are completely out of order with this police department.

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