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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Radnor PD K-9 Department Proudly Serving Our Community

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At the Radnor Township Police Department, our K-9 Unit is an essential tool in public safety. Canines are not only intelligent and trainable, but they adapt well to new and changing situations, a constant in the unpredictable world of law enforcement. The K-9 teams are composed of a handler assigned to a specific canine partner. Currently, the RPD K-9 unit utilizes 2 German Shepherd canines, Rocky and Bear. Police dog candidates often come from proven bloodlines with a documented lineage of quality working offspring. German Shepherds are a common choice of breeds because of their superior intelligence, versatility, stability, energy, strength and adaptability, although other breeds have proven their ability to be an excellent K-9 candidate.

K-9 teams are utilized to support uniform road patrol officers. When the K-9 officers are not using their canine partners, they assist with the various calls for service. The K9 Unit helps the RPD in many ways:

  • Provide support to preventative patrol units
  • Perform safety checks, keeping unauthorized persons out of restricted areas
  • Track fleeing subjects
  • Support on delivery of warrants and high-risk arrests
  • Search for narcotics
  • Search for explosives
  • Search for missing people
  • Search facilities more efficient, faster and safer
  • Deter crime and keep order
  • Provide higher level of officer safety
  • Reduce resistance during apprehension
  • Assisting in the control of crowds or riots
  • Public relations (K9 demonstrations)

To learn more about our K-9 Unit, please visit Radnor Townships YouTube channel to view: Radnor PD K-9 Unit

ABOUT RADNOR TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT: Police Superintendent Christopher Flanagan oversees the Department which is staffed by 44 sworn Officers as well as full and part-time civilian staff which consists of: 1 Supervisor of Parking and Auxiliary Services; 2 Administrative Assistants; 4 Part Time Meter Inspectors; and 9 Crossing Guards. Officers are assigned to either the Detective Bureau, Highway Patrol or Patrol Divisions. The Radnor Police Department also maintains a Motor Unit, 2 K9 Officers, a Bike Patrol Unit, 2 Officers trained in Motor Carrier Safety (MCSAP), 6 SWAT Officers who are members of the Central Delaware County SWAT Team, 7 Major Incident Response Team (MIRT) Officers, as well as Officers who participate in the Delaware County Drug Task Force. The cornerstone of the Radnor Police Department is community based and oriented policing.

Visit Radnor Township at: http://www.radnor.com Like us on Facebook: http://Facebook.com/RadnorTownship/  Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/radnortownship Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/radnortownship

For more information, Press Only:

Molly Gallagher
Public Information Office
Radnor Township
610.688.5600 x 197
mgallagher@radnor.org

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