The Scottsdale Police Department is pleased to announce that the Police Crisis Intervention Section (PCIS) has grown by four paws. After the passing of our beloved Crisis Response K9 “Fozzie,” we are continuing his legacy with the Crisis Response K9 program. The Scottsdale Police Department was the first police department to have a full-time Crisis Response Canine. Since SPD began this program ten years ago numerous public safety agencies followed suit. There are now crisis canines serving communities throughout the United States and Canada.
Last week, Tish Dittman from Zona Labradors, donated an 11-month-old English Chocolate Labrador to the department. Julie Banfill with Dogology Contemporary Canine Services has offered to donate her training expertise to ensure this rookie pup is ready for his new career. This noble canine and partner will comfort crime victims and witnesses and provide solace for people experiencing their darkest days. In addition, this Crisis Response Canine will serve as a goodwill ambassador, help with community outreach, visit schools, and provide emotional support to our public safety professionals serving the community under difficult and stressful conditions.
This beautiful Lab is ready and eager to get to work- but first we need to name him. Will you help us?
We have chosen 5 possible names for him to be given. Cast your vote here. Voting begins now and will close at 5pm on Monday Dec. 11th, 2017.