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