2014-11-11 / Front Page

CES Students Raise Money To Help Fund ‘Chewy’ And Cloverdale Police Department K-9 Program

Fourth graders at Cloverdale Elementary saw Red Ribbon Week and the request for donations to fund Cloverdale’s newest K-9 officer program as an opportunity to help out the community. In addition to Chewy’s duties with narcotics, odor recognition, tracking, and criminal apprehension, he will be spending time at Cloverdale schools. The goal is for the K-9 to be involved in educational programs with the students and help in other ways as needed.

Since K-9 programs, including Cloverdale Police Department, rely fully on donations, students decided to raise money as a grade level community service project. Students worked on advertising by making a poster and handing out flyers. Recently, students manned a table selling doggie suckers and a bag of candy bones for $1 prior to morning announcements and during lunch hours.

Students were thrilled when Sgt. Hallam brought Chewy to school so they could see him in action. Chewy demonstrated his ability to find items that are hidden. He also showed how he can apprehend criminals when one of the teachers did some role-playing. Sgt. Hallam discussed with students the many duties he performs and his training. At the end of the session, all the students got a chance to see Chewy up close and give him a pat.

Chewy’s success this past month in a search that resulted in an arrest proves what a great asset he is to our community and school. Cloverdale students encourage everyone to do what they can do support our new crime fighting K-9 team. (Courtesy Photo)

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