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Fairfield Police Set Up Fundraiser Page For K9 Unit

Retired K9 Ruger
Retired K9 Ruger Photo Credit: Fairfield Police Department

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The Fairfield Police Department is raising money to help pay for its K9 Unit through a GoFundMe effort to help keep the unit operating.

Formed in 2010, the K9 dog doesn't replace a police officer, but serves as a valuable tool in combating and deterring crime. It is often the determining factor in conducting a search or achieving a peaceful arrest, police said.

The dogs are used in a variety of dangerous situations including:

  • Building searches
  • Tracking and searching for missing persons, suspects or evidence
  • Apprehension of criminal suspects
  • Narcotic raids and searches
  • Crowd control for violent and/or unruly crowds
  • Handler and officer protection

The Fairfield Police Department's K-9 unit is entirely paid for by corporate and private donations from the community. To date, the department has raised $1,900. You can donate any amount at .

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact 203-254-4844.

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