Dogs for Law Enforcement is excited about the newest addition to the East Coast. Canine Dali, an 2 year old, dual purpose Belgian Malinois, was donated to a department on the East Coast. In September 2017, through a DLE Grant, she was hand picked for this agency. Those who assisted in the selection process were experienced canine handlers and trainers. Dogs for Law Enforcement wishes the best of luck to Canine Dali and her new handler!
Thanks to our generous supporters, Dogs for Law Enforcement was able to pay for five (5) canine teams to attend the 3-Day TacDogs seminar in League City, Texas on August 18th-20th, 2017. This is a program that was designed by a K-9 handler who works for a full-time SWAT team and is designed for K-9 teams and those that work with them. This seminar has enhanced K-9 deployment capabilities, overall team safety, and reduced liability.
Dogs for Law Enforcement would like to thank the Duff Family for Canine Cooper, Unstoppable K9s for Canine Katana, and the Masin Family for Hansel and Gretel. Cooper, Katana, Hansel, and Gretel have all started their training and we know they will be a valuable asset wherever they end up. We would like to thank these families for their kind and generous donations and will update everyone on their status as they progress.
In March of 2017, Investigators say a man wounded a Crowley Police Officer, killing his Police Canine partner. In July, with your generous and greatly appreciated donations, Dogs for Law Enforcement was able to donate and cover the costs of sending the injured officer back through a Canine Handler's Course, along with his new Canine Partner.
Dogs for Law Enforcement continues to wish the best of luck to Officer Thibodeaux and his Canine Partner.
Update: Kite Family Donation
First of all Thank You so much for the Kite Family and their generous donation of Lacey. Lacey was donated to Dogs for Law Enforcement in hopes that she would have a career as detection K9 for police department in need. God and Lacey had other plans. As soon as Triton and Lacey met it was love at first site. there was no doubt they were made for one another.
Please read the touching letter from Triton's mother:
"Hi, I'm Brandi Brignac. My son is Triton Bercegeay, the little boy that ended up with Lacey (yellow lab). Triton is a burn victim and has severe liver damage, nerve damage, and skin grafts, as well as chronic PTSD and now impulse control disorder. We have waited for six months plus to find a service dog and we watched Triton go down further every single day. The doctors and medicine couldn't help what was going on in his little brain, but Lacey has made a huge difference. She wakes him during night terrors, pulls him from daytime flashbacks, calms him down during a PTSD episode, and she watches him like a hawk. We didn't know what kind of dog we would end up with, only that we truly needed one for my baby. It was definitely love at first sight for Triton and Lacey. I can't say thank you enough for donating her. I realize she may not have ended where intended, but please know how important she is for my son. Lacey is literally Triton's lifeline & this girl is family to us all."
The Kite Family Donation:
Lacey, a 2 year old Labrador Retriever was donated to Dogs for Law Enforcement by the Kite Family of Rosharon, Texas. Lacey has started her training and we know she will be a valuable asset wherever she ends up. We would like to thank the Kite Family for their kind and generous donation and will update everyone on her status soon.
Mid-West Dogs for Law Enforcement K9 Workshop
The 2017 Mid-West Dogs for Law Enforcement K9 Workshop was hosted by the Washington County Sheriff's Office in Washington, Iowa and was held May 1st - 5th with great success. Canine teams from all over the State of Iowa came out for the week long training in narcotics detection, tracking, and apprehension work. Dogs for Law Enforcement was proud to work with the Washington County Sheriff's Office in making sure these Canine Teams were able to get quality training that will enhance their skills.
Alvin K-9 Seminar
The 2017 Alvin Canine Seminar was held February 20th - 24th with great success. Canine teams from all over the State of Texas came out for the week long training in explosive detection, narcotics detection, tracking, and apprehension work. Dogs for Law Enforcement was proud to work with Alvin Police Department in making sure these Canine Teams were able to get quality training that will enhance their skills.