On Tuesday, June 7, Lt. Vincent Manco of the Manchester Township Police Department was honored to attend a meeting of the Whiting Business Association where a check for $1,000 was presented to the K9 Unit.

This generous donation from the Whiting Business Association 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 training equipment, canine-related vehicle equipment, and additional training for the Unit.


The money was raised during the WBA Food and Wine Tasting Event held on May 12 at the Whiting Volunteer Fire Company headquarters. Joined by other WBA members, President Michael McCullough made the presentation of the check to Lt. Manco.

“We’re grateful that members of our community, such as the Whiting Business Association, have stepped up to help support our K-9 Unit, which is a great asset to our Department and the public,” said Lt. Manco, who has overseen the unit since its re-establishment in 2014.

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.


The Manchester Township Police Foundation is a non-profit organization which 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. To donate, please log onto the Manchester Township Police Website at: www.manchesterpolicenj.com and click on the “POLICE FOUNDATION” tab.

More information about the Whiting Business Association is available through their website, www.whitingbiz.com.