On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, Manchester Township Police K-9 handlers, Marc Micciulla and Steven Wendruff, along Patrol Sgt. Robert Sharry conducted a K-9 demonstration for the Crestwood Village II Resident’s Club. The officers, along with their K-9’s Storm and Lynk demonstrated how well the dogs listened to their handlers, how they were able to detect drugs, and how they apprehend criminals. The officers answered many questions about the dogs and the K-9 unit in general. During the demonstration, the officer were presented with a generous $200 donation from the Resident’s Club to the Manchester Township Police Foundation for the K-9 Unit.
This generous donation from the Residents Club will be put to good use to help ensure the continued success of the Manchester Township Police K-9 Unit. The funds will be used to purchase K-9 unit-related equipment as well as to pay for training for both the dogs and their handlers.
“We’re grateful to Linda Hill and the members of the Resident’s Club for their support of the Manchester Police K-9 Unit which was established in 2014.” “The generous donation will be used to offset the costs associated with running the unit, Lt. Manco said. “Members said it was the best meeting they went to,” said Hill.
Donations like these help to offset the cost for care, maintenance, and training for the K-9 Unit and reduce the usage of township funds. The Manchester Township Police K-9 Unit greatly appreciates the community’s continued support of the re-established Police K-9 program.
Donations are handled through the Manchester Township Police Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides funding for youth and community outreach programs, police charities, investment in advanced education and training, and funding for specialized equipment and technology in order to help our police officers better perform their duties. Those who wish to donate, can visit the Manchester Township Police Website at: www.manchesterpolicenj.com and click on the “POLICE FOUNDATION” tab. If you are donating for the K-9 Unit, please indicate so on your check or donation.